This is the first time that the ICC Pretrial Chamber has thrown in the towel after appeals against the ICC Prosecutor's decision to close the case.
The ICC may be antisemitic and / or biased against Israel, but accusing it of such is not the most efficient way to approach the ICC strategically.
Pompeo said the US will blacklist ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division.
The ICC does not resume its judicial work until August 13.
Both the US and Israeli have publicly argued that the ICC lacks jurisdiction to hear the case, but did not submit any legal briefs on the matter to the court.
Last week, some non-lawyer Israeli officials were predicting the ICC decision would come down before an expected Israeli annexation decision on July 1.
In late May, the ICC requested that the Palestinian Authority, Israel and the ICC Prosecution give their view of whether the Oslo peace accords are still in effect.
The employees sanctioned were involved in an investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
What is so important about these factors?
Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is also wanted by the ICC. He faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for atrocities committed by pro-government forces in Darfur.