While violence on the Gaza border is in full swing, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert voices reservations about the lethal force used by Israel.
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed that his government will not cooperate with an International Criminal Court investigation, saying the Hague-based body has no authority to investigate Israel or its officials.
The ICC chief prosecutor says the probe will be conducted "impartially" and will examine both sides in the conflict.
"The Memory Monster" was a success for Israeli author Yishai Sarid. His new book hasn't been published in English yet, but given his reach among Anglophone readers, it won't be long before there's a publishing deal.
Judges in The Hague said the court could investigate cases in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel branded the ruling "political," while Palestinians said it was a "victory for truth."
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