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  • Palestinians joining International Criminal Court; U.S., Israel object

    A day after a bruising defeat in the United Nations, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed papers Wednesday to join the International Criminal Court, which will give the Palestinians a venue to pursue war crimes charges against Israel....
  • Palestinians move to join International Criminal Court after failed UN statehood bid

    JERUSALEM Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday signed papers to join the International Criminal Court, where Israeli officials could be prosecuted for alleged war crimes, ratcheting up diplomatic pressure after a failed bid at the...
  • Palestinians to press war-crimes case against Israel

    Turning up the pressure on Israel, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against the Jewish state — a risky, high-stakes move that brought threats of retaliation from...
  • Membership in international court risky for PA

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is being badly advised. If the PA becomes a member of the International Criminal Court and Israel does not, it is Israel who will have the upper hand. The PA could charge individuals with crimes, but have no...
  • A big mistake by Palestinian leaders

    Last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed papers to join the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the first step to seeking war crimes charges against Israeli leaders. Abbas did this one day after the United Nations Security...
  • Md. groups closely watching new Congress, political landscape

    Md. groups closely watching new Congress, political landscape
    As Congress opens its session on Tuesday, several Maryland interests — including chicken farmers, environmentalists and federal employees — will be watching for signs of how the new political landscape on Capitol Hill will affect issues they...
  • Israeli military divided over whether to probe wartime conduct by soldiers in Gaza

    A fierce debate is raging within Israel's military over the extent to which soldiers should be held legally accountable for their actions during last year's Gaza war, with commanders increasingly at odds with military lawyers. The dispute has set off a...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a pending disaster

    Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Obama and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster. If you haven't heard much about...
  • The Palestinians are responsible for their fate

    To the editor: The historical overview of the Palestinians misses two important points. ("Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood," Jan. 3) Quite to the contrary of University of Haifa historian Ido Zelkovitz's proclamation that Israeli...
  • Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a pending disaster

    Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a pending disaster
    Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Obama and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster. If you haven't heard much about...
  • International Criminal Court concerned by killing of trial witness in Kenya

    The International Criminal Court has said it is concerned over the killing of a man that lawyers said was a witness in the trial of Kenya's deputy president for crimes against humanity. Meshack Yebei was not a prosecution witness but the court offered...