Far-right ministers slam ‘antisemitic’ ICC decision to go after Israeli leaders for alleged war crimes

Far-right ministers Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir accuse the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court of antisemitism after he sought arrest warrants for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, alongside three Hamas leaders.

“We have not seen such a show of hypocrisy and hatred of Jews like that displayed by the court in the Hague since Nazi propaganda,” says Finance Minister Smotrich. “The Nazis also spoke in the name of ‘morality’ and there was nothing there besides antisemitism.”

Smotrich offers his support to Netanyahu and Gallant. “Arrest warrants for them are arrest warrants for all of us,” he says.

Ben Gvir calls on Israel to halt its participation in “antisemitic” international court proceedings in the Hague.

“The prime minister and the defense minister need to ignore the antisemitic prosecutor and order a stepped-up assault against Hamas until they are completely destroyed,” he says.

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