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Why didn’t the ICC issue an arrest warrant for Bashar al-Assad?

As you note, the ICC does not have territorial jurisdiction over crimes committed in Syria because Syria is not a state party to the Rome statute. A Security Council resolution which would have ...
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Why does Israel prefer Egypt as a mediator over Qatar?

There a few reasons why Israel prefers Egypt over Qatar as a mediator. Other than a few nominal trade agreements, Israel has no diplomatic ties with Qatar. They do have a peace treaty with Egypt. ...
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Why are Israeli activists/vigilantes who are blocking aid from reaching Gaza not being stopped by police?

First, a high degree of impunity for far-right vigilantes in Israel is nothing new. If you are familiar with the "price tag" attacks and all-out rampages against Palestinian villages, what ...
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What is the U.N. Report on Children and Armed Conflict and how does it affect Israel which was recently added?

The UN General Assembly requires the UN Secretary General to provide an annual report on Children and Armed Conflict to the UN Security Council and others. The next one is due in a couple of weeks and ...
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Why are Israeli activists/vigilantes who are blocking aid from reaching Gaza not being stopped by police?

Because the Israeli police in general have trouble stopping large groups of citizens who want to do something. This isn't something new regarding the current conflict. Just last night, due to the war ...
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Why are Israeli activists/vigilantes who are blocking aid from reaching Gaza not being stopped by police?

According to Hebrew Wikipedia about a hundred activists have been arrested for blocking the aid trucks.
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Why didn’t the ICC issue an arrest warrant for Bashar al-Assad?

AFAICT none of the Syrian rebels that tried to form governments of their own have tried to apply to join the ICC, unlike the PA. On 1 January 2015, the Government of Palestine ("Palestine") ...
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How much support does a ground offensive in Lebanon have among the Israeli public?

With the usual disclaimers that polling data is notoriously unstable, subject to sampling biases, and easily manipulated by the surveyors if they so desire, there are two datapoints which suggest a ...
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Why does Egypt want Israel to withdraw from the Gazan side of the Rafah crossing?

It helps avoid the currently unpopular view of cooperating with Israel. Consider that Jordan requested and received Israel's cooperation to provide aid to Gaza, but the Queen of Jordan then denounced ...
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Why are Israeli activists/vigilantes who are blocking aid from reaching Gaza not being stopped by police?

Israel Police said Tuesday that six people were arrested overnight as dozens of protesters blocked an aid convoy heading to the Gaza Strip and damaged some of the goods it was carrying. Activists from ...
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Why are Israeli activists/vigilantes who are blocking aid from reaching Gaza not being stopped by police?

The official Israeli police response is that there have been no cases where they were called to intervene in an attack on a foreign aid convoy headed towards Gaza that they have ignored. Thy have also ...
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Why does Egypt want Israel to withdraw from the Gazan side of the Rafah crossing?

They probably want to avoid another incident where Egyptians have opened fire on Israeli soldiers Egyptian soldiers stationed on the border with the Palestinian Rafah City had reportedly fired shots ...
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What's the point of Israel doing some astroturfing in the US, when there are plenty of US citizens and US lobby groups willing to support it anyway?

The answer is right in the question: when pro-Israel lobby groups (that are legit US citizens) have budgets of around $100 million? Pro-Israeli US lobbyists are in the US. Many are from the US or ...
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What's the point of Israel doing some astroturfing in the US, when there are plenty of US citizens and US lobby groups willing to support it anyway?

I don't see how anyone who follows this site can believe that Israel has such widespread support in the US that is has no need to influence anyone on social media . Or even that the Israeli point of ...
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Why does Egypt want Israel to withdraw from the Gazan side of the Rafah crossing?

It turns out that in some of the minutiae of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, Israeli tanks are not allowed within 3 km of the border, the so-called "zone D", although Israel is allowed to ...
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Why is Israel allowing the mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners in its hospitals?

There are reports of prisoner abuse from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Rwanda, Morocco, Laos, Jordan, Turkey, and many other countries. While Israel's systematic abuse of Palestinians prisoners ...
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Why is Israel allowing the mistreatment of Palestinian prisoners in its hospitals?

Patients at the Sde Teiman hospital are kept blindfolded and permanently shackled to their beds by all four limbs, according to several medics responsible for treating patients there. Shackling ...
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Why didn’t the ICC issue an arrest warrant for Bashar al-Assad?

The ICC declined to pursue things against ISIS (which held territory in eastern Syria for a while) because of a lack of jurisdiction and little chance any indictments would results in arrests or ...
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Why didn’t the ICC issue an arrest warrant for Bashar al-Assad?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is not investigating crimes committed in Syria because Syria is not a member state of the ICC and because Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security ...
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What was the Rabin's offer to Mubarak regarding Gaza?

As the highlighted part of the quote noted, Rabin was willing to give Gaza back to Egypt. Egypt, however, was not interested in the return of dissident Muslim Brotherhood members (the forerunners of ...
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How is the IDF taking over the Philadelphi Corridor a violation of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?

A slight clarification, the document referred to in the answer I accepted is a Letter Agreement, additional to the above-mentioned Treaty, concerning the establishment of full autonomy in the West ...
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How much support does a ground offensive in Lebanon have among the Israeli public?

I would feel that February is still relatively "ages ago" in terms of measuring war fatigue as suggested in William Walker III's answer. During that time Israel's allies have become far less ...
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How is the IDF taking over the Philadelphi Corridor a violation of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?

The agreement also called for an end to Israeli military rule over the Israeli-occupied territories and the establishment of full autonomy for the Palestinian inhabitants of the territories, terms ...
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What's the point of Israel doing some astroturfing in the US, when there are plenty of US citizens and US lobby groups willing to support it anyway?

Younger Americans are more likely to sympathize with the Palestinian people than the Israeli people. A third of adults under 30 say their sympathies lie either entirely or mostly with the Palestinian ...
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Is Israeli and Palestinian natural gas sold anywhere beyond the Middle East?

It turns out that the Arab Gas pipeline, originally built for exporting Egyptian gas to Jordan, Lebanon, and Israel is now used in reverse mode to export Israeli gas to Egypt, where it is liquefied ...
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Was Palestinian authority asked to clarify its stance on October 7 attacks, prior to its recognition by Spain, Ireland and others?

if it openly condones aggression against its neighbor states FWTW, Abbas has condemned in a certain, sheepish way the Oct 7 attack, calling it an 'adventure'. Presumably, the governments that ...
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(Is it known) what, if anything, sparked the Columbia pro-Palestinian university encampment protest in mid-April specifically?

No single event sparked the Columbia University encampments. There were pro-Palestinian student protests at Columbia as early as October 12 (source, thanks Wikipedia), and the encampments can be seen ...
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Why are Israeli activists/vigilantes who are blocking aid from reaching Gaza not being stopped by police?

I will provide a partial technical answer. We need to acknowledge, that not all the territories, that state of Israel executes control over are recognized by international community as such. Moreover, ...
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Why didn’t the ICC issue an arrest warrant for Bashar al-Assad?

I believe this has to do with the situation in Syria being different. The UN has spent quite some effort into putting an end to the civil war in Syria. They've sent plenty of delegations to Damascus, ...
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