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Israel has condemned as "cynical" the issuing of a war crimes arrest warrant in the United Kingdom for former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
The warrant, issued by a London Court on Saturday, was revoked on Monday when it was found Ms Livni was not visiting the the UK.
Ms Livni was in post during Israel's controversial Gaza assault last winter.
Originally posted by December_Rain
reply to post by captiva
WOW' I cannot believe it EU actually have guts to play fair in which other major world powers failed. Somehow, this whole thing looks unbelievable to me..i feel like EU is playing a prank.
Originally posted by captivaWould the warrant have been served? now that is a diffirent question, although I like to think that being Israeli does not exempt your from Uk legal process.......I hope !!!
"We will not agree to have Israel Defence Force soldiers, who defended the citizens of Israel bravely and ethically against a cruel and criminal enemy, be recognised as war criminals. We completely reject this absurdity taking place in Britain,"
Israel says it fully complies with international law, which it says it interprets in line with other Western countries such as the US and UK.
The Government will consider changing the law to ensure Israeli politicians can enter the UK without fear of arrest, Harriet Harman confirmed yesterday. The Commons Leader made the promise after a British court issued an arrest warrant for former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni at the weekend.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband also backed calls for legal reforms, saying it was vital that senior figures from Israel could visit the UK and have a 'proper dialogue'.
Miss Harman told MPs yesterday 'We should be in no doubt that it's important for Israel's leaders to be able to talk to Government ministers in this country. They are important strategic partners.' Her pledge followed a warning from the Israeli government that without changes to the law Britain would cease to have a major role in the Middle East peace process.
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Originally posted by bigyin
That would have made my Christmas if Zippy had landed here and got lifted.
Hopefully she and her criminal friends will eventually end up behind bars.
Glad to see that some folk out there are working hard to bring it about.