Former world leaders take stand opposing ICC investigation of Israel

Newly-appointed Hague chief prosecutor Karim Khan reminded that Israel is not a member of the ICC and has an independent, internationally recognized legal system that investigates and prosecutes when necessary.

No fewer than 16 former heads of state, high-ranking ministers, and security experts have reached out to the newly-appointed chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Karim Khan, and warned him that an investigation against Israel would be part of international efforts to delegitimize Israel and would make the ICC into a political entity, hurting its own standing.

Signatories to a letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon that was initiated by the Friends of Israel Initiative and sent to Khan on Friday include former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; former Australian Prime Minister John Howard; former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar; former president of Uruguay Luis Alberto Lacalle; former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.

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