Canadian complicity: Is ICC serving justice or Western interests?

New article in Mondoweiss on how Canada is helping to shield Israel from war crimes investigations.

Further Updates: This past week the International Criminal Court – ICC elected new top officials.

  1. Canadian UN ambassador Bob Rae was elected as a vice-president. Bob Rae is a well-known supporter of Israeli war crimes, he was the keynote speaker at the JNF Toronto Negev Dinner in 2019. The JNF recently admitted that it has been violating the Fourth Geneva Convention all along: “Throughout the years and till this very day, KKL-JNF has been operating in all parts of the land of Israel, including Judea and Samaria,”. It also acknowledged it plans to steal more Palestinian land.
    As for Bob Rae, we pose this question: Can a supporter of war crimes investigate war crimes??
  2. Parties to the International Criminal Court elected Britain’s Karim Khan as the new prosecutor for a nine-year term starting June 16. The Times of Israel reported that “Israel’s Kan public broadcaster reported that Israeli officials supported Khan’s candidacy behind the scenes, and consider him a pragmatist who shies away from politicization.” 

There was considerable euphoria on February 5th when the ICC decided favourably on “the Court’s territorial jurisdiction in the Situation in Palestine”. People felt that finally justice might take its course, now those hopes seemed premature.

Justice delayed yet again is Justice denied.
Justice is now in mourning.