Americans for Peace Now (APN) urges the government of Israel to comply with the provisional measures ordered
today by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and calls upon the Biden administration to commit to working with
Israel to ensure compliance.
The measures ordered by the ICJ are reasonable and justified. Adherence would provide vital relief for the
Gaza Strip’s civilian population, and allow for Israel and the international community to fairly scrutinize
Israel’s conduct in its military campaign in Gaza.
We welcome Israel’s representative to the Court, Former Supreme Court President Aharon Barak’s joining the
Court’s majority’s order that Israeli officials who incite genocide be investigated and punished.
We further reiterate our
call, made earlier this month, for the Biden administration to push Israel to adopt and implement
an immediate exit strategy from the war in the Gaza Strip. As we formerly stated, a first step must be engaging
with relevant world powers to devise a formula for the release of all hostages held in Gaza. A second step must be
devising a reliable mechanism to provide adequate shipments of essentials - food, water, medicine, and fuel – to
We reiterate our position that ending the fighting and sending aid are essential, but not sufficient. The
United States should also push for a series of steps to keep the door open for a future two-state peace agreement,
such as halting settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and reversing Israeli policies aimed
at de facto and de-jure annexation of parts of the West Bank.