Nothing quite as prone to stir up AIPAC to stir up Congress to fight tooth and nail against Palestinians like the amazingly ridiculous claim that if Palestinians get Statehood Israelis may face trial.
According to the statute of the court, the direct or indirect transfer of an occupier’s population into occupied territory constitutes a war crime.
Well isn’t that interesting! That’s nothing less than an admission that Israel is ‘occupier’ and that they have unjustly uprooted the population of the land. Else why even fear the possibility of trial for war crimes? It’s as if they’ve confessed “we’re guilty of war crimes and we don’t want the Palestinians to have the legal grounds to prosecute us for it”.
Recognition of a Palestinian state could, in theory, lead to Israeli officials being dragged repeatedly before the International Criminal Court in the Hague for claims regarding its settlement policies in the West Bank, legal experts say.
In theory? That’s fear mongering at its best. It isn’t based in fact or reality, it’s based in supposition and potential.
Here’s an equally possible scenario which doesn’t necessitate provoking fear: the Palestinians will be so elated and so concentrated on their efforts to build a nation that they won’t have time to pursue dead end suits against old Israelis.
But of course that wouldn’t stir the Zionists to call their congressman, would it.