(Reuters) - Israel is lobbying member-states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials said on Sunday.Of course it may be characterized as "anti-Semitic" to suggest that the truth is more persuasive than any particular point of view, but one thing's for sure -- you have to credit Israel with balls the size of the Ritz to try to undermine any relatively impartial investigation.
ICC prosecutors said on Friday they would examine "in full independence and impartiality" crimes that may have occurred since June 13 last year. This allows the court to delve into the war between
Israeland Hamas militants in Gazain July-August 2014 that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and 70 Israelis.
And the United States supports Israeli efforts. Once more, I am ashamed of my country and its need for oil and strategic power ... and all under the guise of "democracy" and caring.
In the Philippines, according to Reuters
An emotional Pope Francis, moved by the tears of an abandoned child, said the world needed to "learn how to cry" over the plight of the millions of poor, hungry, homeless and abused children.
Responsible adults know how to cry. Self-serving teenagers only know how to manipulate and sell.