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Will U.S. Veto Enforcement of ICJ Order for Israel to Stop Genocide vs Palestinians?

Jan. 28—Sources close to the Biden Administration report that there is a fight going on within the Administration over whether the U.S. will use its veto power to block resolutions in the United Nations Security Council that will demand enforcement of the provisional measures demanded by the International Court for Justice that Israel cease its genocidal actions against Palestinians in Gaza.

The ICJ, in an historic action on Jan. 26, found that charges leveled by South Africa against Israel for its campaign of genocide in Gaza deserved deliberation of the court, and asked that Israel take measures immediately to halt all such actions, and then report to the Court in one month on its progress. The UNSC is the enforcement arm of the ICJ, and Algeria called a meeting of the Security Council for Jan. 31 to consider enforcement of the court’s provisional measures.

“The Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations has received instructions from the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to request a meeting of the Security Council as soon as possible to activate the ruling of the International Court of Justice on the provisional measures imposed on the Israeli occupation,” said a statement issued Jan. 27 by the Algerian Mission. Algeria believes that the ICJ’s ruling will mark the beginning of the end to the “era of impunity” in Israel’s actions against Palestine.

Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department yesterday echoed Israel’s warped interpretation of the Court’s findings, that the Israeli military actions in Gaza can continue since the ICJ did not specially call for a cease-fire, while continuing to argue that the South African claims of genocide are unfounded, totally ignoring the details presented by South Africa in its Brief, the which have inflamed the conscience of most of the world against Israel.

A U.S. State Department spokesman yesterday remarked: “[The ICJ ruling is] consistent with our view that Israel has the right to take action to ensure the terrorist attacks of October 7 cannot be repeated, in accordance with international law, and we continue to believe that allegations of genocide are unfounded. The ICJ did not make a finding about genocide or call for a ceasefire in its ruling; it called for the unconditional, immediate release of all hostages being held by Hamas. We have consistently made clear that Israel must take all possible steps to minimize civilian harm, increase the flow of humanitarian assistance and address dehumanizing rhetoric.”

In reality, there is no way without a cease-fire, for the relevant agencies to carry out the Court’s instructions, effectively ending the Israel’s blockade and siege of Gaza, which has denied of all but a trickle of humanitarian aid to its devastated remaining civilian population, who lack adequate food, water, and other essential supplies and services, while under relentless Israeli attack. It is expected that a resolution for a cease-fire will be bought up for a vote at the UNSC meeting.

Sources close to the White House report that President Joe Biden is furious that U.S. might be placed in a position of having to defend genocide, as it is under pressure from Israel to veto any resolutions seeking enforcement of the ICJ measures. The source said that he blames Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of whom the President has told associates has a “messiah complex,’’ and is a racist against Palestinians and all Arabs, for putting the U.S. in this position, where it is losing standing in the eyes of the world for its support of Israeli policy. These sources note that Biden has been silent on the ICJ decision, letting State do the talking.

These and other sources say that Biden may order that the U.S. abstain in any votes of resolutions at the UNSC meet, “leaving it to the Brits to defend Bibi and his war on Palestinians.” But the weak, vacillating Sleepy Joe also fears repercussions from the Zionist lobby here in the U.S. and the effect that could have on his own faltering re-election campaign.

Still, by not asking for a cease-fire, the otherwise carefully-crafted ICJ decision and recommendations offers a way out for Biden. The U.S. could abstain on a vote by the Security Council to endorse the ICJ findings, while it were likely that the U.S. would veto a resolution for a cease-fire, should one be introduced.

Should the frustrated Biden cave in to the more lunatic war hawks in his Administration and veto both potential resolutions, he would almost certainly stir up some activity calling for his impeachment. Said a source: “For all his skills in wheeling and dealing while he was a Senator, Biden is showing himself to be perhaps the ineptest President in recent history. Now, he spits on the memory of all those who fought the Nazis in WWII by coming to the defense of genocide. Sure, it makes him furious. But he got himself into this mess by giving fulsome support to Bibi, who completely ignores anything he says or asks to be done. Biden says he supports a two-state solution. Bibi will never back that; what he supports is the extermination, expulsion, and resettlement of Palestinians. That’s where the genocide comes from. But the pathetic Sleepy Joe refuses to denounce Bibi and his band of crazies. It is time people face the truth: Biden is too pathetically weak to be President.”

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