Bolton and Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court

by Rebecca Gordon Events just fly by in the ever-accelerating rush of Trump Time, so it’s easy enough to miss important ones in the chaos. Paul Manafort is sentenced twice and indicted a third time! Whoosh! Gone! The Senate agrees… Continue Reading  

Preparing for a Post-Abbas Palestine?

by Mitchell Plitnick On December 31, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas closed out a year of stinging defeats by signing on to 18 international accords. Included among these was the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC).… Continue Reading  

Oslo Process: The Walking Dead

by Mitchell Plitnick John Kerry’s words at a report-back to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent shock waves all the way to Jerusalem. “Unfortunately, prisoners were not released on the Saturday they were supposed to be released,” he said. “And… Continue Reading  

A Threat To Israel? Palestinians Apply To Human Rights Conventions

by Mitchell Plitnick In an earlier article I discussed the apoplectic reaction by the United States to the Palestinian decision to send letters of accession to fifteen international conventions and treaties. This was condemned by Samantha Power in congressional testimony as… Continue Reading