Amal Clooney Played a Key Role in ICC Arrest Warrant for Netanyahu, Others

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Amal Clooney played a key role in arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

If her name sounds familiar it is because she is the wife of actor George Clooney. She advised the International Criminal Court (ICC) in favor of issuing the warrants. 


The fact that Israel is accused of crimes against humanity when it is fighting for its survival against the internationally recognized terror organization that massacred Israelis and others on October 7, 2023, is unbelievable. Equating Israel and Hamas is unacceptable. How would any reasonable person argue that Israel is the same as Hamas unless that person was an anti-Israel, anti-Jew antisemitic? Is that a description of Clooney's wife? 

In a statement released shortly after the news broke, Khan said he was "grateful for the advice" given to him by a panel of experts, which included Clooney.

Clooney is a world-renowned human rights lawyer who has worked on a number of serious global conflicts. She has been married to actor George Clooney since 2014.

She "represented victims of ISIS in the only three trials in the world in which ISIS members have been convicted of genocide and in five other trials convicting ISIS members of war crimes and crimes against humanity," according to her special adviser profile on the ICC website.

Does that mean ISIS is bad but Hamas is not? We truly live in an upside-down world. Israel is a country that values life. Israel goes out of its way to warn civilians in Gaza when attacks are imminent. Israel helps move Gazans to safety and it moves humanitarian aid into Gaza. It is Hamas that hijacks supply trucks while Gazans go without food, water, or other supplies. 


The charges against Sinwar and other Hamas leaders include "extermination, murder, taking of hostages, rape and sexual assault in detention." The charges against Netanyahu and Gallant are "causing extermination, causing starvation as a method of war, including the denial of humanitarian relief supplies, deliberately targeting civilians in conflict." 

Are you kidding me? Causing extermination ( a term used in Holocaust deaths) and deliberately targeting civilians is what Hamas does, not Israel. Forget the charges against Israel. Israel has to be free to conduct its war against Hamas as it sees fit. And, Israel has to be free of undue pressure from the United States. 

A statement was released by the panel of advisers on Monday. The system of international law has been tested.  

"For months, we have engaged in an extensive process of review and analysis," they stated. "We have carefully examined each of the applications for arrest warrants, as well as underlying material produced by the prosecution team in support of the applications. This has included witness statements, expert evidence, official communications, videos, and photographs.

"In our legal report published today, we unanimously agree that the prosecutor's work was rigorous, fair, and grounded in the law and the facts. And we unanimously agree that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the suspects he identifies have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC."

"There is no doubt that the step taken today by the prosecutor is a milestone in the history of international criminal law," the group added. "There is no conflict that should be excluded from the reach of the law; no child's life valued less than another's. The law we apply is humanity's law, not the law of any given side. It must protect all the victims of this conflict; and all civilians in conflicts to come."


The ICC is a joke. There is no way an Israeli will show up in response to the arrest warrants. The ICC's long statement upon issuing the arrest warrants is malarkey. 

War is ugly and deadly, and that is why everyone tries to avoid it.

Amal confirmed her participation. She announced on the Clooney Foundation for Justice website on Monday that she was asked to join the ICC's panel of international legal experts. They were tasked with evaluating suspected war crimes. 

Will George Clooney have any statements on this travesty committed by his wife? Has he spoken out in support of Israel since the war began? How about President Biden? I won't hold my breath for him to say anything. 

Conservatives are often looked upon as responsible when their wives do something that sets off the left. Think Ginni Thomas or Mrs. Alito. I think we will see the double standard is alive and well. 

Rep. Torres, a Democrat from New York, is a far-left progressive but he is a staunch supporter of Israel. 



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