Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Condemns Decision of the International Court of Justice Regarding the Israeli Security Barrier

Summer 2004

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) deplores the bigoted decision by the International court of Justice on Friday, July 9, 2004, that the security barrier currently under construction in Israel is a violation of international law. The JWV supports the United States and Israel in their positions that the Court lacked jurisdiction in this matter and backs the statement by the U.S. government that the Court is not an appropriate forum to resolve the issue. The JWV has long been on record in opposing the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court or any other court of claim to rule in a case involving the right of America to protect itself, its people, and its own borders. The dismantlement of this wall, mandated by a body that has no jurisdiction, would deny to Israel the right of a sovereign nation to protect its borders and would be similar to the removal of border patrols and visa restrictions now imposed by the United States on people coming into and out of America's borders. A deadly attack in Tel Aviv on the Sunday following this ruling showed that even with the protection of a fence Israel is in constant danger from those who wish it harm. Tearing down the security wall will just make it easier to kill Jews. Israel owes its people as much security as it is able to provide. It is under no obligation to follow the rulings of a Court that has no jurisdiction over its people and no regard for Jewish security and welfare.


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