§The International Criminal Court was supposed to pursue rogue regimes unwilling to hold war criminals accountable. Now that the ICC is instead investigating the U.S. and Israel, the Trump administration has laudably taken measures to penalize those who would politicize the court. President Trump can go further, however, by targeting a party fueling the current controversy: the Palestinian Authority.
After years of refusing to negotiate in good faith, the Palestinians have adopted a strategy of extracting concessions from Israel through pressure in the international arena. In this regard, the Palestinian Authority joined the ICC and requested an examination of its conflict with Israel. The court has proven to be an all-too-sympathetic forum.“ (…)