Sunday, 18 November, 2018

U.S. relationship with worldwide court crashes under Trump

US National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem US National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem
Jay Anderson | 13 September, 2018, 17:00

Palestinian authorities will not be deterred from seeking International Criminal Court action against Israel, an official said on Monday, despite the Trump administration's plan to shut their de facto embassy in Washington in response.

The Trump administration notified the Palestinians previous year it will shutter their office in Washington unless they enter serious peace talks with Israel.

The US threatened to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

A week earlier, the administration slashed bilateral US aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. This measure followed decisions to defund humanitarian and development projects in the West Bank and Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem, and to end America's funding of UNRWA, the United Nations agency that provides health, education, and other vital services to Palestinian refugees.

The move also comes as the USA administration prepares to unveil a controversial Middle East peace plan known as the "Deal of the Century".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday welcomed the United States decision to shut the Palestinian mission in Washington.

Worldwide powers say its demolition could enable Israeli settlement expansion that would eventually cut the West Bank in two, further threatening the prospects of an independent Palestinian state.




"We don't want confrontation with the USA, by the way, but how can anyone with all these American decisions, Trump's decisions, believe that these people can be honest brokers, facilitators in any peace process? We will sanction their funds in the USA financial system, and we will prosecute them in the United States criminal system", Bolton said.

Despite the mistrust, 53 per cent of respondents still support the idea of an independent Palestinian state in areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, while only 24 per cent backed a solution of one state of Israelis and Palestinians together.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates also condemned the U.S. decision and said in a statement on Monday that it will not stop Palestinian efforts to take Israel to worldwide courts. -Israeli ties, Washington had tried to position itself as a neutral party in the vexing Mideast conflict, willing to call out both sides when they take steps seen as contrary to the pursuit of peace. Khan al-Ahmar is situated outside Jerusalem between two Israeli settlements.

The dossier "included a focus on the war crimes facing Khan al-Ahmar, specifically the crimes of forcible displacement, ethnic cleansing and the destruction of civilian property", Erekat said.

"We reiterate that the rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale, and we will not succumb to USA threats and bullying", Secretary General of the PLO Saeb Erekat said later in a statement.

Zomlot was called home by Abbas in the spring as part of the crisis.

Recommended

Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade Energy companies have also warned that the storm could knock out power for the foreseeable future in some areas. TRACKING FLORENCE: Stay with The Weather Network online and on T.V. for our exclusive coverage of the storm.

Aaron Rodgers is drawing comparisons to Jesus around the NFL Aaron Rodgers is drawing comparisons to Jesus around the NFL Rodgers stayed at Lambeau Field during practice and worked with trainers. Rehabbing on Wednesday was not a setback, McCarthy said. He echoed McCarthy by saying it's one day at a time.

Naomi Osaka talks mental health and beating her idol Naomi Osaka talks mental health and beating her idol Ings, ESPN reported, added that such a protest was "unlikely" because umpires have no fraternal organization or union. It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they chose to fine Williams for the three offenses.

Georgia Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence Georgia Gov. Deal declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence The last Category 4 hurricane to plow directly into North Carolina was Hazel in 1954, a devastating storm that killed 19 people. All interests from SC into the mid-Atlantic region should complete preparations and follow any advice given by local officials.

Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Apple is preparing to unveil their new iPhone at a big tech event, and the public can see the big reveal by streaming it online. In the U.S. , all the major carriers will be supporting the feature, while in the United Kingdom , it's Vodafone and EE.

Fitbit Stock Is Falling and Apple's to Blame Fitbit Stock Is Falling and Apple's to Blame As for the new Apple Watch Series 4, the Cupertino company has yet to announce its availability and pricing for Malaysia just yet. It can also detect falls and will alert emergency services if it fails to detect movement 10 minutes after one has occurred.

Senior official says there are 'dozens' of others working against Trump Senior official says there are 'dozens' of others working against Trump John Kelly , the White House Chief of Staff, were "not telling the truth" in rejecting how they were quoted in the book. In the piece, an unnamed senior administration official says people within the White House are actively "thwarting Mr.

Olivia Newton-John Is Battling Cancer for the Third Time Olivia Newton-John Is Battling Cancer for the Third Time Newton-John first announced her diagnosis past year after she was forced to cancel a summer tour in order to undergo treatment. In 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer in her shoulder after she was involved in a minor auto accident.

Crews at work to protect Trinity structures from Delta fire Crews at work to protect Trinity structures from Delta fire One of the New Zealand firefighters, Wipari Henwood, said crews would often work 16 hour days in gruelling conditions. Underhill didn't know how many homes were evacuated, since she said it's a rural area with scattered residences.

India scraps colonial-era ban on gay sex in landmark ruling India scraps colonial-era ban on gay sex in landmark ruling Justice Nariman said homosexuality can not be regarded as "mental disorder" and homosexuals had the right to live with dignity. In its ruling Thursday, the court said it must protect an individual's right to live with dignity as a fundamental right.

BA probes theft of customers’ financial details from website and mobile app BA probes theft of customers’ financial details from website and mobile app The attack comes only 15 months after BA was hit by a massive computer system failure at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. British Airways disclosed on September 7 that it was the victim of a data breach that exposed details on 380,000 customers.

Woodward on Anonymous NYT Op-Ed: 'I Wouldn’t Have Used It' Woodward on Anonymous NYT Op-Ed: 'I Wouldn’t Have Used It' Trump has dismissed the book, which will be released Tuesday, as "total fiction". Swift denials followed from others in the Trump administration.

Cop who killed man inside home charged with manslaughter Cop who killed man inside home charged with manslaughter "The extent of their relationship is under investigation", said Instagram user Marriam_Muhammad about the incident. The family recommended that Jean move there because they thought he would be safe there. "God gave me an angel".

Twin Girls Among Victims In Suspected Perth Mass Murder Twin Girls Among Victims In Suspected Perth Mass Murder The five people found dead in a suburban Perth home are believed to be a mother, her children and their grandmother. He said officers made the discovery on Coode Street in Bedford after a man attended a regional police station.

Serena Williams fined $17,000 for U.S. Open final conduct Serena Williams fined $17,000 for U.S. Open final conduct But when it came to Naomi being officially declared the victor during the trophy ceremony, the crowd started booing. BBC tennis presenter Sue Barker said: "The umpire was following the rules by the book but Serena has a point".