Two Palestinian human rights groups seek to gain support from the International Crime Court regarding behavior of the government of Israel towards Palestinians. The government of Israel has refused to ratify the Rome statute which establishes the ICC. Historically, Jewish people have always supported the rule of law because they were always victims of the abuse of human rights. Palestinians charge that Israel ignores the rights of Palestinians and refuses to recognize property rights on ground they need land owned by Palestinians. In all too many cases, Israel armed forces seize land owned by Palestinians on grounds their presence impedes the security of Israel. Naturally, this argument never applies to those of the Jewish faith on the West Bank.
It is time for Jews, not only on the West Bank, but all over the world to stand for the rule of law. Given our history of oppression, we must support law.