Tzipi Livni spared war crime arrest threat

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The Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni has avoided the possibility of prosecution in a British court for war crimes after the Foreign Office declared that she enjoys temporary diplomatic immunity.

A private application for a warrant to arrest the former foreign minister during her visit to London was made on Tuesday and had been under consideration by the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC.

But the announcement that the Foreign Office had issued a rarely heard of certificate that she was on a "special mission" infuriated Palestinian activists and human rights groups.

Legislation passed earlier this year requires the DPP to give his consent to any private prosecution for war crimes launched in courts in England and Wales to prevent politically motivated cases and to ensure that there was "solid evidence". Under what is known as universal jurisdiction, war crimes committed anywhere in the world can be tried in UK courts.

The government has abused the law in order to ensure that Ms Livni escapes accountability. Ms Livni is not a member of the Israeli government, but the leader of the opposition. This action exhibits a serious and worrying disregard for the rule of law, and appears to be in violation of the UK's international obligations
Tzipi Livni spared war crime arrest threat | World news | The Guardian
 

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If it pissed off the whiny assed Palastinians... that's good enough for me.

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If it pissed off the whiny assed Palastinians... that's good enough for me.

The Brits rock!
It also seems to have pissed off a lot of "Brits" too, read some of the comments
Surely a sad indictment for a "democracy" when the law needs changing to avoid the embarrassment of having their politicians and Military high command arrested for war crimes.
I simply can't see how doing favours to Israeli terrorists serves anyone's interests in the long run. Israel is unviable as a state because it is built on racism and eventually will collapse. I would like to think that scandalous acts such as our government's changing the law to accommodate Israeli criminals - in defiance of international law - will in some way speed the collapse of zionism.
DPP blocks bid to arrest Tzipi Livni for war crimes - Home News, UK - The Independent
 
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If it pissed off the whiny assed Palastinians... that's good enough for me.

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It also seems to have pissed off a lot of "Brits" too, read some of the comments
DPP blocks bid to arrest Tzipi Livni for war crimes - Home News, UK - The Independent
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If it pissed off the whiny assed Palastinians... that's good enough for me.

The Brits rock!
It also seems to have pissed off a lot of "Brits" too, read some of the comments
Surely a sad indictment for a "democracy" when the law needs changing to avoid the embarrassment of having their politicians and Military high command arrested for war crimes.
I simply can't see how doing favours to Israeli terrorists serves anyone's interests in the long run. Israel is unviable as a state because it is built on racism and eventually will collapse. I would like to think that scandalous acts such as our government's changing the law to accommodate Israeli criminals - in defiance of international law - will in some way speed the collapse of zionism.
DPP blocks bid to arrest Tzipi Livni for war crimes - Home News, UK - The Independent
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Israel is a fundamental part of the West. The West is what it is thanks to its Judeo-Christian roots. If the Jewish element of those roots is upturned and Israel is lost, then we are lost too. Whether we like it or not, our fate is inextricably intertwined. The real threats to regional stability, however, are to be found in the rise of a radical Islamism which sees Israel’s destruction as the fulfillment of its religious destiny and, simultaneously in the case of Iran, as an expression of its ambitions for regional hegemony. Both phenomena are threats that affect not only Israel, but also the wider West and the world at large.

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What binds us, however, is our unyielding support for Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself. For Western countries to side with those who question Israel’s legitimacy, for them to play games in international bodies with Israel’s vital security issues, for them to appease those who oppose Western values rather than robustly to stand up in defense of those values, is not only a grave moral mistake, but a strategic error of the first magnitude. Israel is a fundamental part of the West. The West is what it is thanks to its Judeo-Christian roots. If the Jewish element of those roots is upturned and Israel is lost, then we are lost too. Whether we like it or not, our fate is inextricably intertwined.

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It also seems to have pissed off a lot of "Brits" too, read some of the comments
You racist spaniard losers are not pissed off about persecuting your nice muslims.

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