No nation has the authority to pardon violations of international law.
Last week's violence in the West Bank reveals just how far ultranationalist Jewish settlers have gone beyond the control of the Israeli government and army.
The Supreme Court gave the government 45 days to explain why it hasn't taken down the illegal outpost of Migron in accord with the 'road map' peace plan.
In a report released Wednesday, the group says 33 refugees, migrants, and asylum-seekers have been killed since 2007 while trying to cross into Israel.
Condoleezza Rice heads to the area for a summit of powers promoting peace.
Readers write about peace between Israelis and Palestinians, how leadership builds the public's trust in government, and single-issue voters.
Prime Minister-designate Tzipi Livni called on Sunday for parliamentary elections instead of more negotiations with right-wing parties to form a new government.
Israeli President Shimon Peres led a reconciliation effort Monday after four days of ethnic violence.
The outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel may have to withdraw from the West Bank if it wants peace with Palestinians, making Tzipi Livni's job of building a new government coalition with hard-liners much more difficult.