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House Republicans Are Standing With Israel Against Unjust Attacks From The International Criminal Court

In May, the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed applications for arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. The ICC ignores atrocities by Iran and the barbaric Hamas terrorists but threatens a democracy like Israel with baseless charges as she fights for her survival. The ICC’s hypocrisy seems to know no bounds. 
That is why today, House Republicans are bringing to the Floor H.R. 8282, the Illegitimate Court Counteraction Act, which would impose sanctions on the ICC and any foreign actor who supports their effort to arrest, detain, or prosecute protected persons of the United States and its allies, including Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant. 
MAKE NO MISTAKE: If the ICC issues arrest warrants for Israeli officials, it would set a dangerous precedent that is a risk to the United States given the ICC’s ongoing investigation regarding Afghanistan.
FACTS ON THE H.R. 8282, THE ILLEGITIMATE COURT COUNTERACTION ACT (Courtesy of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans):
  • The Illegitimate Court Counteraction Act (ICCA) is a robust response to protect our country and our partners and allies by deterring the ICC from proceeding with these illegitimate cases where they have no jurisdiction.
  • If the ICC is engaging in any attempt to investigate, arrest, detain, or prosecute an American citizen or citizen of a partner country that is not party to the ICC, the ICCA:
    • Requires the president to impose property-blocking and visa sanctions on any foreign person found to be:
      • Directly engaged in or aiding the ICC case;
      • Assisting, sponsoring, or providing support for the ICC case;
      • Owned, controlled by, or acting on behalf of a person engaged in or aiding the case;
    • Requires the president to impose visa sanctions on immediate family members of those subject to sanctions for their role in the ICC case; and
    • Rescinds any current U.S. funding for the ICC and prohibits any future U.S. funding for the ICC.