The White House is issuing sanctions on the International Criminal Court now that they’ve decided to investigate Israel & the US for alleged ‘war crimes’; There are reports that this was a highly confidential topic during Pompeo’s visit to Israel early in May.
As a result of the International Criminal Court (ICC) deciding to move forward regarding the investigation of Israel and the United States for alleged ‘war crimes’, the US has issued sanctions as of Thursday. According to at least one report, these sanctions were coordinated with the Jewish State during US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit in early May.
In fact, it is believed that Pompeo’s visit in May was largely centered around this decision. Furthermore, it’s reported that Netanyahu and at least one other Israeli official strongly pushed the US to issue sanctions on the ICC. There’s a possibility that Israel will now use these sanctions to pressure the ICC in the coming weeks and months.
While the sanctions were, by and large, a result of the ICC investigating the US for crimes related to the war in Afghanistan, the Trump administration made it clear that the ICC’s antisemitic agenda is certainly a contributing factor.