No sane person in the world believes that the United States, Russia or
China could be subjected to purist international law. The United States has
killed thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the last
few months encouraged Pakistan to make an extremely brutal military move in its
Swat Valley. The United States was not required to account for it because
everyone understands that this is the price of the terrible War on Terror.
Russia committed blood-curdling war crimes in Chechnya, while China deprives its
citizens of basic rights and is conducting a wicked occupation in Tibet. They
are not asked to pay for this because everyone understands that you don't mess
Meanwhile, the folks who deal with real power, such as the prime minsiter, foreign minister, the relevant ambassadors, those sort of people, are injecting the issue into their dealings with their American counterparts. You want our cooperation on this that and the other? Well, here's another item on the list of things that need to be dealt with. (It's also in the American interest to block the human-rights-wrong-headeds, given the way America wages war).
These are among the reasons the Jews need their own sovereign state. So that when antisemites try to kill Jews they'll be killed themselves; and when their allies - the antisemites, the hypocrites and the befuddled - try to protect them they'll fail. It's a nasty world out there, and hoping for the best of human nature is a fools errand. Or worse.