Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak may cancel visit to Turkey to avoid arrest warrant.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak might put on hold a planned visit to Turkey scheduled for next week, as a Turkish human rights organization has issued a request for a warrant for his arrest.
«We know that Barak will arrive in Turkey on the 17th of the month», said the group Mazlumder. «(We) need to put him trial and prevent every other Israeli who is responsible for war crimes from entering Turkey freely. We remind the Turkish prosecution of its role. We remind them that Britain has already decided to arrest Tzipi Livni when she was slated to arrive in the country».
If Turkish authorities issue the warrant, it would be the first time a Turkish court took such action.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP)Meantime, the Arabic daily A-Sharq al-Awsat in London is reporting that Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and President Michel Suleiman during their visit to Ankara on Monday that Israel is preparing to attack Lebanon. Syrian President Bashar Assad delivered a similar message to Hizbullah last week.
«Israel is compromising global peace by fighting the Palestinians, using Lebanon’s air space and waters, and for not disclosing its nuclear capabilities», said Erdogan. «Israel never denied that it has nuclear weapons. In fact, it has admitted to such. Those who are cautioning Iran must also caution Israel», Erdogan said in comments which Israeli officials denounced earlier this week but are now being reported in full.
«If we fail to display a fair attitude in this region, the problems will hit not only the region, but will spread elsewhere as well», Erdogan added. «The unrest of the Middle East is the unrest of the world».
Source: Israeli magazine, Israel Today.
The UK law system did this week rebuke the politicians in London, who tried to stop court arrests of Israeli leaders visiting United Kingdom. The next country that will close its door to the leaders of the Jewish state is Turkey. And alarmingly for Israel, this is another NATO-country turning unfriendly.
NATO was formed as a military and political alliance that would fight for liberty, human rights and freedom. Since both United Kingdom and Turkey now sides with Islam, and starts to lock-out and persecute the state of Israel, NATO is no longer a tool for freedom and justice. It has declined to become a forum ruled by its members greed for oil, an a slave of overdrawn credit lines given by Saudi Arabia.