“Netanyahu’s Vision: A World Without the ICC” by Dr Binoy Kampmark
An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Dr Kampmark follows:
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman led the charge. Liberman released a statement to the press on Friday finding it repugnant that Israel should be the subject of any “probe”.
“The same court which after more than 200,000 deaths didn’t see fit to intervene in what was taking place in Syria or in Libya or in other places now finds it worthwhile to ‘examine’ the most moral army in the world” (Jerusalem Post, Jan 16).
The importance of Israel’s statement lies precisely in its own assessment about the role of international institutions, which it deems inadequate before superior domestic experiments. Otherwise, any international entity is only useful as long as the rules are appropriately adjusted.
An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Barak Ravid follows:
Defense Minister Ehud Barak joined Olmert in pledging support for the soldiers. Calling the IDF “the most moral army in the world,” Barak said troops would receive governmental backing against accusations from abroad and “self-flagellation” from within Israel.