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MK Tzipi Livni

Zionist Union leader Tzipi Livni has come out with guns blazing following an attempt by British police to present her with an arrest warrant and summon her for questioning over suspected “war crimes” committed in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead in 2009.

“What I have to say to British police I will say in every place: Israel will continue to fight terror and the absurdity of arrest warrants has to stop,” the Israeli Knesset member tweeted in response to the incident, which took place this weekend during her attendance at a Haaretz Israel conference held in the UK.

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Livni, who was serving as Israel’s foreign minister during Operation Cast Lead, has also served as a justice minister.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Palestinian Authority (PA) and pro-PA NGO groups have been waging international lawfare campaigns against Israel for more than a decade by filing criminal complaints via local the courts against senior Israeli officials and military personnel whenever they travel abroad.

The main NGOs behind the campaigns in the UK and beyond — including at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, are the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Al Haq and Al Mezan, according to the NGO Monitor. All are funded by European governments.

Last year the legal codes were revised in Britain to prevent such tactics, but this weekend’s incident highlighted loopholes in the legislation.

At least Livni did not lose her sense of humor over the matter, tweeting her take on a recent anti-Israel comment by British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn:

The summons against Livni was ultimately cancelled after intervention by the Israeli Embassy in London and action by senior officials in the ministries of foreign affairs and justice, which required granting Livni diplomatic immunity.

It has become particularly enticing for these bodies to use the European Union nations for this purpose, since the EU has been especially supportive of the PA activities.

The European Union has financially supported and even participated in illegal PA construction in Area C territories where under the internationally-recognized Oslo Accords, where Israel is supposed to have full legal, administrative and security control.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Anti semite Europe will go down in history that they replaced their jews with the terrorist islamo fashists,and in very near future,they will see the result of their anti semitism when they will be ruled by shariah law enforced on them by jihadist.

  2. We could respond by issuing an arrest warrant for the British Chief of Staff or PM, because of the British blockade of Israel in tthe Second World War, thus insuring the deaths of thousands of Jew's, trying to escape Hitler.

  3. How about Israel start fighting fire with fire: file criminal complaints against the real criminals – Abbas, the PA, Hamas and particularly those UN 'diplomats' running UNRWA – aiding and abetting terrorism by allowing these murderous Palestinians to use UNRWA facilities to hide weapons; allowing the education of Palestinian children to hatred and violence. Come on – bring charges against the real criminals!

  4. In the meanwhile Israel and Bibi stand around wringing their hands, uttering platitudes and wondering in bewilderment what to do. Bibi said it in an interview: they have to be beaten on then ground – then we can discuss everything else – just like the allies did after Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki!! So go beat them Bibi. Stop f____ around!

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