Middle East War
Britain’s Scotland Yard recently summoned former foreign minister and current top Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni for questioning over alleged war crimes committed by the Israeli Defense Forces during Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9.
Coming only days after Israel signed a deal with Turkey to put behind it war crimes cases relating to the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla, the incident was a reminder that Israel’s problems in facing war crimes charges in foreign countries are multifaceted and far from over.
Livni received the summons on Thursday during a trip to Britain, but the incident was kept quiet until Sunday.
In the meantime, the Foreign Ministry and other government agencies worked furiously to avoid the summons, with the eventual resolution being that it was arranged for Livni to have a state meeting with a British diplomat.
By adding this meeting into her schedule, her visit fell under the definition of a “state visit” which gives her immunity from attending the questioning.
Britain and other nations have long claimed the right to arrest anyone on charges of international crimes, whether the person was a citizen under their jurisdiction or whether the alleged crime was committed on their territory. This is another indication of the growing specter of world government.
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