‘Want To Play Politics’: Fmr State Dept Adviser Slams Celebrity Wife’s Connection To ICC Arrest Warrant Of Netanyahu

Gabriel Noronha, a former State Department adviser for Iran, told FOX Business on Monday that Amal Amal will be arrested in connection with the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) arrest warrants for Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Galan, and three Hamas leaders. – Blamed Clooney.

Noronha appeared on “The Bottom Line” to discuss the ICC’s recent arrest warrants against foreign leaders on war crimes charges. FOX Business co-host Sean Duffy points out that Clooney’s Hollywood star husband George Clooney is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for President Joe Biden, and talks about Hollywood’s “elites” and U.S. policy. asked Noronha about the potential relationship. (Related: George Clooney’s wife co-authored report supporting ICC warrant against Prime Minister Netanyahu)

“Gabriel, to you, is this furthering some of the policies of the United States? Are Hollywood elites pushing Joe Biden and others to befriend Hamas?” Duffy asked. Ta.

“Look, Amal may be a good celebrity, but she’s a terrible lawyer,” Noronha replied. “Israel, and indeed Hamas itself, is not under the jurisdiction of the ICC. Israel did not sign the Rome Statute giving it jurisdiction. And Hamas is not a state, Gaza is not a state, Palestine is not a state. .Therefore, the ICC does not need to be there at all.”

“That’s right, these celebrities want to be politically active,” he continued. “They’re very good and provide a lot of benefit and value to Americans on the silver screen. But they really should stay away from areas they don’t know about. This international law is a problem they should really put their hats on and work on better.”

Clooney, who has been a human rights lawyer for more than a decade, co-authored a report supporting ICC prosecutor Karim Khan’s warrant against the leaders. After a panel of six lawyers, including Mr Clooney, investigated international allegations against Mr Netanyahu, Mr Gallant and three Hamas leaders, he claimed he had “engaged in an extensive review and analysis process”. did.

Following its investigation, the committee agreed there was “reasonable grounds to believe that three of Hamas’ most senior leaders committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.” Clooney released a separate statement about his decision on the foundation’s website, saying his involvement was driven by his “belief in the rule of law and the need to protect civilian lives.”