Chesler Chronicles

Israeli Minister Barak Escapes Arrest in England

British Lawyers Try to Have Israel’s Minister of Defense Arrested as a War Criminal

Really, guys, you can’t be serious.

I am afraid they are maliciously, purposively serious. The noose continues to tighten around the collective Jewish neck, just as I feared it would.

The United Nations just listened to Qaddafi speak — Amadinejad too: they honored these terrorists, monsters, menaces to decent people everywhere, beginning with their own people. The monsters came, they left, and neither assassin nor legal eagle sent them on a one-way trip to Hell or to the Hague.

But British lawyers, acting on behalf of 16 Palestinians, just tried to have Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak arrested for his alleged “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” in Gaza — partly based on their interpretation of the infamous Goldstone Report. How Goldstone could have lent his good name to this treacherous, ignoble document is slightly above my pay grade; only God can judge him now.

Earlier today, Anne Bayefsky referred to the Goldstone Report as a blood libel, quite equivalent to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. I totally agree with her.

Tayab Ali, who is representing the Palestinian groups, filed legal papers with London’s City of Westminster Magistrates Court. Ali accuses Minister Barak of “violating the Geneva conventions” as well. Let me emphasize: This lawsuit was brought by an individual, and not by the British government.

In fact, according to Ynet, a Defense Ministry source said the petition was denied following a recommendation by the British Foreign Office. Justice Daphne Wickham rejected the claim altogether, saying that while the papers filed with the court seemed “serious,” under “international law Barak has diplomatic immunity and therefore cannot be prosecuted.”

For now, the British government is protecting Minister Barak. But what about an Israeli civilian-soldier who is not a diplomat? What if an Israeli soldier or ex-soldier is traveling in Europe, Asia, or Africa: What then? Will governments protect ordinary Israelis from becoming prey?

Please recall: The Palestinians leadership launched the al-Aqsa Intifada in the fall of 2000. It continues to this day. The Palestinians have mainly targeted Israeli civilians with bombs and rockets. Lethal anti-Israeli propaganda, boycotts, demonstrations by human rights groups, academics, pro-Palestinian Muslim, Christian, and Jewish groups soon followed, all of which condemned Israel for defending herself and which portrayed the Palestinian aggressors as “victims.”

Please also recall: In 2005, “human rights groups criticised British authorities for failing to arrest Doron Almog, an Israeli general for whom an arrest warrant for alleged war crimes had been issued when his aircraft landed in London. Almog stayed on the plane at Heathrow after being informed that he could face arrest and was allowed to return to Israel.”

Israel, the historic and religious homeland of the Jewish people, was originally conceived of as the solution to the ceaseless persecution of Jews in both Christian and Muslim lands. Now, since anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism, the existence of Israel, especially it’s attempt to defend its people, is being used against both Israel and against Jews everywhere.

Obviously, even an Israeli diplomat has diplomatic immunity. But, to repeat myself: What about any other IDF soldier on leave or in the reserves who happens to visit England and who does not have any diplomatic immunity? If this is not dealt with, then Israelis will be walled up into a new kind of ghetto. Come out—but risk being arrested as an international war criminal.

The rough beast is back, slouching, slavering for Jewish blood. Technology allows us all to see it all. Contrast the carefully reasoned, world-class presentation by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyanu at the UN with the rantings and ravings of Qaddafi and Amadinejad there. The world has a clear choice to make. Good versus Evil. The Truth versus Big Lies. The government of sane men versus those of madmen who literally wish to destroy the world.

Apathy is dangerous, appeasement is not an option; even as I write, Iran is one day closer to nuclear weaponry.

God, (the IDF too), if you’re listening: The world needs a miracle.