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Whoa! Wait a minute!

Here's the Reuters article:

According to Wikipedia, "As of July 2012, 121 states[9] are states parties to the Statute of the Court... A further 32 countries,[9] including Russia, have signed but not ratified the Rome Statute... Three of these states—Israel, Sudan and the United States—have informed the UN Secretary General that they no longer intend to become states parties and, as such, have no legal obligations arising from their former representatives' signature of the Statute.[10][13]"

Furthermore, Israel would have to comply with the ICC in order to be tried in it. Do you think Israel is going to submit itself to Palestinians taking them to international court? Furthermore, the U.S. would sanction the Palestinians for attempting something like that. Even if it were possible, it's scary that you would support an international body being able to coerce a sovereign nation to change it's policies because that international body finds what that sovereign nation is doing to be attrocious. The only way to enforce international law would be to invade a country with international troops. Would you want international military forces invading the U.S. in order to make arrests for the ICC or force the U.S. to adopt or change a policy the International Community opposes?

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