This is like inviting the Nazis to sit on the tribunal during the Nuremberg trials.
From Fox News.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.
Except that there is no “state” of Palestine.
The “Palestine” reference may date back to the Romans, but the Brits picked up where they left off. It’s still a misnomer, nonetheless. There is no such thing as a “Palestine”.
It was during this time that the Romans gave the name Syria Palaestina to the geographic area, in an attempt to erase Jewish ties to the land. The Mishnah and Jerusalem Talmud, two of Judaism’s most important religious texts, were composed in the region during this period. The Muslims conquered the land from the Byzantine Empire in 638 CE. The area was ruled by various Muslim states (interrupted by the rule of the Crusaders) before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in 1517.
And also the Greeks prior to the Romans:
The history of the nation of Israel’ in page 64 that the Greek historian Herodotos used the name ‘Palestina’, that is ‘Pleshet’, for the first time as a complete name for all the land of Israel while in the past it referred only to the populated areas of the Philistines themselves.
There has NEVER been a “Palestinian” nation, state, kingdom, capital, heritage, or culture. Arabs came to the region starting with the Ottoman empire and the muslim occupation. Arabs from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen emigrated to Israel in the beginning of the 20th century, and have pretended to be living there “for thousands of years.”
The Palestinians submitted the documents ratifying the Rome Statute that established the court last Friday, the last formal step to accepting the jurisdiction of the world’s permanent war crimes tribunal. The U.N. said the secretary-general would review the paperwork.
In a statement posted on the U.N.’s treaty website, the secretary-general announced his acceptance of the documents saying “the statute will enter into force for the State of Palestine on April 1, 2015” in accordance with the court’s procedures. He said he was “acting in his capacity as depositary” for the documents of ratification.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed documents to join the ICC a day after the U.N. Security Council rejected a resolution on Dec. 30 that would have set a three-year deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian state on lands occupied by Israel.
Joining the ICC is part of a broader Palestinian strategy to pressure Israel into withdrawing from the territories and agreeing to Palestinian statehood. Abbas has been under heavy domestic pressure to take stronger action against Israel after a 50-day war between the Jewish state and militants in Gaza over the summer, tensions over holy sites in Jerusalem, and the failure of the last round of U.S.-led peace talks.
The Palestinian decision to join the ICC has already sparked retaliation from Israel which froze the transfer of more than $100 million in tax funds collected for the Palestinians on Saturday. It promised tougher action on Sunday.
The United States also opposed the move, calling it an obstacle to reaching a permanent peace agreementl that would give the Palestinians an independent state. The Obama administration said Monday it was reviewing its annual $440 million aid package to the Palestinians because of the decision to join the ICC.
While Palestinian membership in the ICC doesn’t automatically incur U.S. punishment, any Palestinian case against Israel at the court would trigger an immediate cutoff of U.S. financial support under American law.
This is just the latest malfeasance pulled by the U.N. Some of its infamous accomplishments:
It functions as a tool for muzzie extremists and communists.
It elected a representative from Iran, one of the worst violators of women’s rights, to a women’s rights committee. Islamic oppression subjects women to the brutality of stonings, “honor killings”, body bags (aka burquas) and relegates them to little more than chattel, yet the douchebags at the U.N. thought this would be a nifty idea.
Allowed Iranian despot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to spew anti-American, anti-Semitic garbage from the podium.
Slave labor and human trafficking are prevalent throughout Indonesia, Africa, the United Arab Emirates, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. All of those aforementioned entities are U.N. members.
The U.N. General Assembly has been plagued by an endless parade of leftwing moonbats with an anti-American ax to grind. Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, a Nicaraguan Sandinista who held the position of U.N. General Assembly President from 2008-2009, advocates Marxist-oriented liberation theology, received the Lenin Peace Prize from the old Soviet Union, and preached incessantly of “global governance”.
Richard Falk, an 83-year-old Princeton University professor and UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Human Rights, finally left his post after years of hateful rhetoric directed toward the U.S. Part of his legacy was to declare that the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon were “justifiable resistance.”
The United Nations serves as an enclave for America’s enemies. It caters to them, sympathizes with them, functions as their mouthpiece, and often, as a source of funding.
To top it off, America has to endure an utter waste of skin as ‘president’, who makes speeches at the U.N. lectern praising muzzie cutthroats and telling the world how awful he thinks we are.
It’s time to kick them out.