Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor cancel trip to UK of fear of being detained.
Foreign ministry officials warn deputy PM he may be detained because UK yet to pass legislation preventing arrest of senior Israeli officials.
Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor has canceled a scheduled trip to the UK for fear he would be arrested upon his arrival, Ynet reported Monday evening.
Meridor, who was due to speak at an event organized by the Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre instead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called off the trip after officials in the justice and foreign ministries warned that he may be arrested because the UK has yet to pass legislation preventing the arrest of senior Israeli officials over lawsuits filed by local political elements.
BICOM is an independent British organisation dedicated to “creating a more supportive environment for Israel in Britain.”
In December 2009 an arrest warrant was issued in the UK against opposition leader Tzipi Livni over “war crimes” allegedly committed during Operation Cast Lead.
In 2005 Maj.-Gen. (res.) Doron Almog arrived in London but remained on board his plane and was forced to fly back to Israel after learning that a local Muslim organization sued him for his “military activity against the Palestinian people.”
Last January Israel canceled the departure of a military delegation to the UK after British authorities could not guarantee that IDF officers would not be arrested.
The court system in United Kingdom has double standards.
Islamic terrorists can misuse British law to get the leadership in Israel detained and arrested.
But hardly anyone wants to see Tony Blair or George W. Bush arrested in London for war crimes. And they will most likely never be.
Funny is it not?
Israel responded to 8.000 rockets from Gaza. Sadly enough, a couple of thousands Arab Palestinians got wounded or killed during Operation Cast Lead while Israel tried to stop the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas from attacking the Jewish people.
Wikileaks has confirmed that more than 100.000 civilians got killed in Iraq, by US and British armed forces.
Is there anybody who is able to see the difference, and who that might have committed war crimes?
The reason why the deputy PM of Israel has to fear arrest, must be that Sharia Law already is in place in London. For Israelis only.
And for Blair and Bush, there is no law.