Senators warn ICC pursuit of Israeli warrants jeopardizes ‘sustainable peace’

A bipartisan group of senators condemned the International Criminal Court’s decision to pursue arrest warrants for two Israeli leaders on Monday.

The senators are the latest on Capitol Hill to denounce the ICC’s application for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and they argue that the ICC’s decision threatens the global efforts to secure lasting peace in the Middle East.

“These actions by the ICC jeopardize efforts to bring about sustainable peace in the Middle East. It puts at risk sensitive negotiations to bring home hostages, including Americans, and surge humanitarian assistance,” Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Fetterman (D-PA), Jim Risch (R-ID), Katie Britt (R-AL), and John Thune (R-SD) said in a statement released on Tuesday.

Cardin is the chairman of the Senate
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