World Court president a ‘raving antisemite,’ Lindsey Graham tells Netanyahu

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

GOP senator Lindsey Graham meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, May 29, 2024. (Yehezkel Kandil/GPO)
GOP senator Lindsey Graham meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, May 29, 2024. (Yehezkel Kandil/GPO)

Meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham calls the International Court of Justice “a joke.”

Graham calls ICJ President Nawaf Salam of Lebanon a “raving antisemite.”

The ICJ is hearing a case brought by South Africa accusing Israel of genocide.

Grahams also attacks the International Criminal Court for seeking arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

“There are so many problems and challenges to overcome, but one of the problems you never have to worry about is America. I promise you that we will do all we can… to hold the ICC to account for this outrage against the people of Israel. It’s a slap in the face to your judiciary.”

Netanyahu says that Israel “has no better friend” than Graham, who is in Israel on his fifth visit since the Hamas attack of October 7.

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