[Since World War 2, imperialism has cynically promoted itself as the advocate of international human rights law, even while trampling human rights in its wars, interventions, and other pursuits of domination and control and suppression of people’s struggles all over the world. But, again and again, the truth of human rights violations has surfaced, and imperialism has created exemption after exemption to human rights law. Several years ago, the blocked prosecutions of Pinochet of Chile and of Henry Kissinger are two examples of such imperialist shielding of its own. Now, the immunity and impunity given imperialism’s criminals has been formally extended to Zionist war criminals. The Israel press YNet reported, “The (British) law that allows issuing arrest warrants against foreign nationals (had) not been amended since the Second World War, and has prevented several IDF officers, including former Southern District Commander Major General (res.) Doron Almog and Head of the Intelligence Corps Major General Aviv Kochavi (who was the former commander of the Gaza Division) from entering Britain…Last May, Major-General Yohanan Locker, the military secretary to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, had to cancel his trip to Britain due to his role in Operation Cast Lead, where he served as the head of the IAF’s Air Division.” When even the superficial appearance of justice is discarded by imperialists, the people will, inevitably, take matters into their own hands. — Frontlines ed.]
Former Israeli minister Tzipi Livni to visit UK after change in arrest law
Critics claim change in law governing arrest warrants for war crimes is motivated by political pressure from Israel
Westminster magistrates court issued an unprecedented arrest warrant for Livni in 2009 – a move that led to an review of the issuing of such warrants.
Israel’s foreign ministry condemned it at the time, describing it as a “cynical” move.
Livni, who is the current Israeli opposition leader, had been due to attend a conference in London in 2009 but cancelled two weeks before the warrant was issued. Palestinian sources claimed to have seen her at the event and alerted lawyers. Continue reading