Skip to comments.Tzipi Livni arrest warrant provokes Britain-Israel diplomatic row
Posted on 12/15/2009 10:46:25 AM PST by propertius
Britain's relations with Israel have been plunged into crisis after the Jewish state angrily denounced an attempt in London to arrest its former foreign minister, Tzipi Livni.
The Israeli foreign ministry summoned Tom Phillips, the British ambassador to Tel Aviv, to protest at her treatment and give warning that diplomatic ties had been badly damaged.
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Great Britain is now a muslim nation !
British government has become a perpetual joke. Hope we don’t get there soon.
Where was Britain’s rectal exam when they were knocking off Provos with their special ops during the Troubles?
Whats Hebrew for “go sh!t in your wig”?
On the 12th of July 2006, the suspect along with her accomplices ordered the aerial bombardment and artillery assault on residential areas in Lebanon. For 34 days she authorized troops to make 12,000 aerial sorties, to fire 100,000 artillery shells, damaging 350 schools and destroying 15,000 houses in Lebanon. 130,000 homes were partially damaged. The attacks destroyed water sources, hospitals, power stations and other infrastructure essential to life. 900,000 people were forced to leave their homes and remain without shelter for many days. Some 1,200 people were killed, and 4,400 were wounded: approximately 30% of the dead, about 360, were children under the age of 13.
On 27th December 2008, the suspect and her accomplices ordered an aerial, ground and naval attack on densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip. The attacks again damaged houses, hospitals, schools and infrastructure, and killed more than 1,300 people, including hundreds of children. 20,000 houses were partially destroyed and 50,000 people were made homeless as a result of the suspects orders.
Attacking innocent people, shooting indiscriminately into residential areas, causing injuries, destroying essential infrastructure such as water, electrical plants and hospitals are all prohibited under International law and are war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Description of the suspect: a white woman, 50 years old, above average height, blonde hair.
Britain has officially issued an apology for this embarrassing mistake.
I wonder if Rumsfeld has traveled outside the US since he left office. I know Bush has been to Canada, but I don't see him traveling any place outside of the US, with the exception of perhaps a few countries in Africa, a couple in Asia and some eastern European countries. But for the rest, I think that what happened to Livni in the UK (of all places), is a real possibility for Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld
“Britain has officially issued an apology for this embarrassing mistake.”
So the arrest warrant is no longer valid?
This is PC insanity and an attempt to appease the Pali's. Kudos to Bibi.
She may be to the left, but to her credit, before she entered politics, she was a Mossad agent.
It was only rescinded when it was realized she wasn’t in the country — which means every Israeli official who goes to Britain is theoretically in danger of arrest...
I bet GB still gets bombed by the Palis. They have sided with a snake
Hmmm, ya think the UK is trying to get in BHO’s good graces, or something? Bizarr0 World overhere.
“England hates Israel - they now want products from Israel and those of the Palestinians to be marked as such so products from Israel can be boycotted”
That’s a gross oversimplification. It would be like saying America hates Israel because Obama does.
The usual leftist agitators may “want” that.
Maybe it’s time for such an exam of British behavior during the “troubles” in Northern Ireland. No statute of limitations on war crimes.
Ok then, the government hates Israel? I mean they’re the ones who want to discriminate against products from Israel. I read the original story here - http://www.bigcampaign.org/index.php?page=who_sells_israeli_goods
If anyone tries this for an American official such as Bush, Rumsfeld, etc,,, the official should deplane as scheduled and let them arrest him. It should be immediate cause for war. As in honest-to-God war, Marines land the next day and announce they are moving into London to take him home. Any resistance should meet the full fury.
We will need a real president though.
England has forgotten what it’s like to be attacked.
This was tried in germany in the 1930’s...the Jews are still here..
Here’s a starting place: http://www.palestine-shop.com/
If the British government does not take corrective action quickly, it would seem that Israel should implement reciprocal measures against British government officials. As a minimum, planned travel by Brits to Israel should have advance and rare approval requirements.
Thinking England is a friend, or is anything like us, is sheer folly. They are nothing more than a socialist dictatorship, following every whim of the muslim death cult.
England now has a surveillance state that would actually make the Nazis blush. Nazis never had the universal control of the minute aspects of life that england does now. People even inspect what you throw in your trash.
If they did not speak a minority dialect of english, we would never think of them as a friend. Never trust them.
From the same government that inexplicably banned Michael Savage...
What’s that in the Bible about what happens to those who curse Israel again?
The current government of the UK are leftist extremists, with a complicit media that paints them as moderates. The USA may be less than 20 years away from a similar situation.
Surprised they didn’t describe her as a “Jewess”.
England? That shitty little country?
The Wind and the Lion
Hmmm - the way I see it, we’re there already .... we have a fawning media over the current admin., plus we have school children singing hymns to Obama ... we have a leftist Democrat senate and house ... what’s left???? (is that a pun?)
Savage is a Jew, I think. This may be more instructive about why he was banned than his rhetoric, which was the excuse.
Great Britain hereby proclaims to the world that it is pwned - lock, stock, and barrel - by international Islam.
My God if this is really true, when are the Jews in the U.S. going to wake up!
Genesis 12:3: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Elections having consequences. They still do in America. They don’t really in Britain.
How could this happen? They really issued an arrest warrant? Amazing! Denying access to Geert Wilder was just the beggining it seams.
Welcome to FreeRepublic! ;-)
That's part of the daily fare here, it seems, but there are also some/many sane posters.
Half the products on that site are shawls, scarves, and clothing with the Palestinian flag on it. And olive wood products, because olive trees happen to grow all over the PA & Israel—I actually have a cross made out of olive wood from Bethlehem. Fine. So they can make a T-shirt and print their flag on it. The Jews have produced more doctors and Nobel laureates than pretty much anyone else. Got some catching up to do there, Palis.
This is exactly what we face if we join the world court.
None of our military—of any rank, down to private—will be able to visit a lot of European countries; because a warrant issued in any ONE of them (like Spain or England) can be enforced in every other country of the EU.
Sooner or later they would seize an American serviceman and charge him.
Likewise, our retired diplomats and politicians would face the same.
The idea of “national sovereignty”—that each nation protects its citizens—has pretty much gone out the window.
(Where is Teddy Roosevelt when we really need him?)
Not good enough. As the article notes, this has happened before, has not been corrected, and therefore likely will happen again:
But according to Israeli officials, the government has repeatedly failed to live up to commitments made by both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to curb the power of the courts either through legislation or regulation.
In recent years, activists have increasingly used British courts to pursue visiting Israeli officials they claim carried out war crimes in the Palestinian territories and in Lebanon.
In 2005, Doron Almog, a retired Israeli general, returned to Israel without leaving his plane after hearing an arrest warrant had been issued in his name. This September a court rejected a bid to seek an arrest warrant for Ehud Barak, the Israeli foreign minister, who had been invited to attend the Labour party conference.
Not good enough, also, as it fits an increasingly disturbing pattern of antisemitism (or obviously antisemitism driven supposed antiIsraelism) by the British Government and/or high government officials. The article gives one bizarrely gratuitous example:
The latest row comes just days after Israel protested about a government advisory to UK supermarkets suggesting that they differentiate between West Bank imports according to whether they were produced by Jewish settlers or by Palestinians.
Not good enough, finally, as the British government should also apologize to the citizens of every country and region beset by thugs, despots and criminals whose (non-Jewish) perpetrators regularly visit Britain unmolested (when not feted).
“My God if this is really true, when are the Jews in the U.S. going to wake up!”
LOL they voted for Hussein
Yes, it surprised the heck out of me, especially coming out of the mouths of young people.
I can recall when a seemingly very nice hotelier in Bologna started going on about how "the Americans were superior to Jews because we don't continue crying about 9/11 like Jews do about the Holocaust". Huh? I was stunned. I must admit that I pretty much lost all respect for her and anything that she had to say after that.
My father was European-born Christian, but he had not a drop of antisemitism in him so I just don't understand it. But then again, I've never understood racism, period.
Perhaps about the same time most Americans do -- which could be "never", or "too late".
A really interesting video interview with a Moslem Turkish would-be-terrorist who changed his ways and was now visiting Israel. Israeli TV interviewed him and he had some relevant things to say -- not only to Jews and Israel -- but to all of us re militant Islam.
Since Ireland signed the Eurotopia/Lisbon Treaty, it is in full effect.
Warrants issued in one country are valid in all. Extradition is mandatory.