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January 13, 2015 11:58 am

Obama Tells Netanyahu US Does Not Support Palestinian Bid to Join ICC

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Netanyahu, Obama meeting, Sept. 2014. Photo: GPO

President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US opposes the Palestinian bid to Join the ICC. Photo: GPO

New York Times – President Obama told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Monday that the United States opposed the Palestinian Authority’s bid to join the International Criminal Court, the White House said. Mr. Obama, in a telephone call with Mr. Netanyahu, “reiterated the United States’ position that the Palestinian Authority does not yet constitute a state, and is therefore not eligible” to join the court, the administration said in a statement.

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