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International criminal court in La Hague.
It’s the second time that the Trump administration has extended its vow to protect allies from the court explicitly to Israelis.
The UN secretary-general has been notified over the years by the USA, Israel, Sudan and Russia, of their determination to not ratify the Rome Statute that they had previously signed.
UKLFI, Lawfare Project say High Court has adjudicated on settlements.
Palestinians unimpressed with Goldstone’s about-face; UN should pursue truth, “regardless of whether Goldstone changes position," PA spokesman says.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND TOVAH LAZAROFF
Libyan leader says he is surprised that the world doesn't see that he is preventing war throughout the Mediterranean.
Rebels and Gaddafi forces fight for oil sites; warplanes bomb town of Brega for second day; gov't forces expand deployment.
As Libyan leader strikes at rebels, US president says he has approved use of US military aircraft to pick up Egyptians on the Libya-Tunisia border.
By OREN KESSLER AND REUTERS
US president says he has approved use of US military aircraft to pick up Egyptians on Libya-Tunisia border.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
Spokesman for Venezuelan president also confirms that Arab League interested in Chavez plan to send an int'l commission to talk with both sides; Britain, France to Gaddafi: Stand down or face no-fly zone.
Germany opposes move, says military intervention counterproductive; ICC chief prosecutor: Gaddafi committing crimes against humanity, there will be "no impunity in Libya"; opposition forces to be probed.
Libyan Human Rights League says an estimated 6,000 people have died in the gov't crackdown; UNSC to refer case to the Hague-based court.
Short preliminary investigation indicates the urgency of Libyan situation; Case is only second time a referral has come from the Security Council.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
All 15 nations on UNSC also approve referring Libya to war crimes tribunal; council members freeze assets of Libyan leader and family.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
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