The support of the United States for Israel is so crucial because so much of the world is openly anti-Israel. Just before the end of 2019, the International Criminal Court refused to dismiss the ridiculous false claims against Israel filed by the Palestinian Authority. The ICC only has jurisdiction in disputes between nations, and the PA is not and never has been a nation. Yet the judge allowed the case against Israel’s “occupation” and “war crimes” to continue.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “The claim by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court that Jews do not have a right to live in the Jewish homeland is pure antisemitism. So is the claim that Jews have no right to defend themselves against those who seek their annihilation. As we celebrate Hanukkah, the ICC issues decrees that are just as antisemitic as those of the ancient Seleucid Empire against the Maccabees.”
The International Criminal Court has willingly allowed itself to become a political weapon in the ongoing war against Israel. Any court that is open to criminalizing self-defense and condemning Jewish people living in the land of Israel is a deadly threat.
Here’s another example. In November of 2019, the United Nations passed a series of resolutions condemning Israel. There were six resolutions issued concerning various countries and human rights issues. There were twenty others issued concerning Israel. Most of these passed overwhelmingly. Even countries like Canada, which once routinely voted with Israel, voted for these condemnations. Here are some excerpts from the resolution “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan,” which passed by a vote of 156 to 6 with 15 countries abstaining.
“The General Assembly, Guided by the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and the need to respect the obligations arising from the Charter and other instruments and rules of international law, Reaffirming the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force, Recalling its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 73/97 and 73/98 of 7 December 2018, as well as those resolutions adopted at its tenth emergency special session,
Bearing in mind the extremely detrimental impact of Israeli settlement policies, decisions and activities on the ongoing regional and international efforts to resume and advance the peace process, on the prospects for the achievement of peace in the Middle East in accordance with the two-State solution of Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security within recognized borders, on the basis of the pre-1967 borders, and on the viability and credibility of that solution,
Condemning settlement activities by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, as violations of international humanitarian law, relevant United Nations resolutions, the agreements reached between the parties and obligations under the Quartet road map and as actions in defiance of the calls by the international community to cease all settlement activities.”
It goes on and on for five full pages…and this is just one of the 20 resolutions condemning Israel. Several of these resolutions talk about the Temple Mount, but without exception, they refer to it only by its Islamic name, “Haram al-Sharif.” The Jewish connection to the holy site, dating back some 3,000 years, is ignored. Only Islamic claims are considered.