Report: Obama asked Abbas not to take Israel to ICC

US President Barack Obama asked Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to refrain from taking Israel to the International Criminal Court in The Hague for any reason, the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported.


According to the report, during their meeting in Ramallah Thursday Abbas told Obama he would wait two months before talking any measures against Israeli settlement construction but stressed he would turn to the ICC immediately should Israel begin building in the E1 zone between Jerusalem and Ma'ale Adumim. (Roi Kais)