“How interesting that the same Mike Freer MP who demanded the banning of Sheikh Raed Salah from Britain should also have, in effect, supported the entry of suspected Israeli war criminals into this country. As my constituency MP, he brusquely rejected my appeal in November 2010 to vote against the government’s proposed change to the law of universal jurisdiction, which would make it easier for visiting Israelis accused of alleged war crimes to evade arrest here. By contrast, Sheikh Raed has committed no crime in Britain or elsewhere. But perhaps his criticism of Israel’s policies against his fellow Palestinians is the real crime for Freer and other supporters of Israel.
What policies are being criticised that led to the Coalition government banning Salah?
Settlements? No return to the peace process?
Rather, these, “Israeli policies”,
Jews killing children for ritual purposes – the Blood Libel,
““We have never allowed ourselves to knead [the dough for] the bread that breaks the fast in the holy month of Ramadan with children’s blood,” he said. “Whoever wants a more thorough explanation, let him ask what used to happen to some children in Europe, whose blood was mixed in with the dough of the [Jewish] holy bread.”
“Great God, is this a religion?” he asked. “Is this what God would want? God will deal with you yet for what you are doing.”
Jews being responsible for 9/11
Jew warning other Jews on 9/10
‘A suitable way was found to warn the 4,000 Jews who work every day at the Twin Towers to be absent from their work on September 11, 2001, and this is really what happened! Were 4,000 Jewish clerks absent [from their jobs] by chance, or was there another reason? At the same time, no such warning reached the 2,000 Muslims who worked every day in the Twin Towers, and therefore there were hundreds of Muslim victims.”’(Quoted by BBC Newsnight)
Another classic example of the “Livingstone Formulation”.
‘Israelis accused of war crimes’ by whom? If accused by the Israeli judiciary they will not be in a position to travel anywhere. If there’s a warrant out from the International Criminal Court, one would expect them to be arrested if they come to England. Is the suggestion that magistrates, more used to giving ASBOs to the incorrigibly anti-social, should have complementary powers to the ICC? Given the difference in costs, and the fact that magistrates wouldn’t need these powers if the ICC was doing its job, that seems like an argument for dismantling the international court. I don’t think justice is done if suspected war criminals are safe so long as they don’t travel and I doubt that’s what G. Karmi and others behind the campaign would want.