Hi Michael Aydinian: The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London”
GMM health warning –
READING THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE NETANYAHU PETITION COULD BE DAMAGING TO YOUR HEALTH. This is why I placed it at the end of the post.
Here is my response, word for word –
In all my life I have never received a more infuriating, insulting email. We are now being told the same lies of Israel’s propaganda machine known as the MSM. Identical lies. You’re supposed to be our political representatives. How dare you fob us off like this……& all to protect this vile mass-murderer Netanyahu. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Paradoxically I feel this is because you’re under serious pressure. You’re desperate. You should be. We’re coming. Everyone conspiring against the people of this country will be looked upon as traitors.
Under UK and international law, visiting heads of foreign governments, such as Prime Minister Netanyahu, have immunity from legal process, and cannot be arrested or detained.
The British Government has invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as head of the Israeli Government, to visit the UK in September. Under UK and international law, certain holders of high-ranking office in a State, including Heads of State, Heads of Government and Ministers for Foreign Affairs are entitled to immunity, which includes inviolability and complete immunity from criminal jurisdiction.
We recognise that the conflict in Gaza last year took a terrible toll. As the Prime Minister said, we were all deeply saddened by the violence and the UK has been at the forefront of international reconstruction efforts. However the Prime Minister was clear on the UK’s recognition of Israel’s right to take proportionate action to defend itself, within the boundaries of international humanitarian law. We condemn the terrorist tactics of Hamas who fired rockets on Israel, built extensive tunnels to kidnap and murder, and repeatedly refused to accept ceasefires. Israel, like any state, has the right to ensure its own security, as its citizens also have the right to live without fear of attack.
The UK consistently urged Israel to do everything possible to avoid civilian casualties, to exercise restraint, and to help find ways to bring the situation to an end. The UK continues to urge the parties to give priority to reaching a durable solution for Gaza which addresses the underlying drivers of conflict, and to take the necessary practical steps to ensure Gaza’s reconstruction and economic recovery.
We welcome the fact that Israel is conducting internal investigations into specific incidents during Operation Protective Edge. Where there is evidence of wrongdoing those responsible must be held accountable whatever their position in society. Both parties must also demonstrate robust and credible internal investigations which are in line with international standards. We have also encouraged the Israeli authorities, as we do all countries, to cooperate with the independent Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) regarding the preliminary examination into the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since 13 June, 2014, whilst noting that Israel is not a State Party to the ICC.
The UK is a close friend of Israel and we enjoy an excellent bilateral relationship, built on decades of cooperation between our two countries across a range of fields. Our priority for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains the achievement of a two-state solution, based on 1967 borders. We continue to believe that negotiations will be necessary in order to achieve this, and that both parties need to focus on steps that are conducive to peace. The UK Government will reinforce this message to Mr Netanyahu during his visit
Just threw up reading their response but I expected no less. Thanks Michael for keeping up the good fight.
You’re most welcome Rhonda
And the lies continue. Thanks Michael for all your effort!
Don’t they just!
I have had to sit and read countless replies from MPs to letters i have written.
The patronising gets me the most. It makes my blood boil.
I had one Euro MP who, when i replied to her most patronising
email, just stopped all correspondence with me.
But we cannot stop chipping away at their consciences and letting
them know we are on their case.
Utmost respect Michael. I wish i could make hassling these bastards
a full time occupation (genuinely no pun intended, i don’t joke about certain things)
Stopping is giving in. That doesn’t fit in with my agenda. It doesn’t fit in with the fight
against the corrupt and mindless SOBs and it isn’t going to happen.
You’re doing just fine Simon. So long as people, as you say, chip away at their conscience……
Lunatics and asylums and all that.i hope this pigs visit is properly covered.i enjoyed george galloways show comment on press tv last thurs on the subject.
Thanks Denis. I went to see Galloway speak in South London. We exchanged a few words. He’s a good man George.
The patronizing tone infuriates me. This tone is what gives me the energy to continue the fight. Thank you for everything you do Michael.
#FreePalestine #Gaza #ZionistCrimes #BDS #Apartheid #BoycottIsraeliApartheid #Occupation #EndTheOccupation #RightOfReturn #EconomicBoycott #AcademicBoycott #CulturalBoycott #BreakTheSeigeOfGaza #CrimesAgainstHumanity #ICC #EndAIPAC #ICC4Israel #EndAIPACNow #EthnicCleansing
You’re welcome Robin. We’ve all got to keep punching
Thank you Michael Aydinian!
Let’s keep going. They will fall. #FreePalestine # #BDS
Absolutely Ana – thank you
Keep sharing the petition regardless of the infuriatingly hypocritical answer we have received. The Zionists in the British government have no choice but to toe the line drawn by their overlords. But we have to let them know that we find them accountable & complicit, as their comments clearly show.
The worst hypocrisy comes with their duplicitous attitude to Hamas, a legitimate resistance to Israeli occupation & their apologist misinformation about Israeli bombing & terrorism. The most hilarious joke they crack comes with their assertion that they will ask for a return to 1967 borders, knowing that Israel is aiming to depopulate the entire region so that it can occupy from the Nile to the Euphrates.
We MUST keep sharing the petition & encouraging everyone to sign & share some more!
In this way we underline our disgust with our own warmongering government, alert Nutty Yahoo that he is not welcome in the UK & if we can raise a million signatures we will be reported all over the world as standing up of what is right in spite of being lied to like we are children.
Here is the link to the petition!
Exactly my thoughts Frances. They have no choice – it’s toe the Zionist line or you’re out. this is why they’re ganging up on Jeremy Corbyn, because they know he won’t do that! But as you say it is imperative they know they WILL be held accountable & the fact their comments are an insult to every decent person.
They make me so angry its got to be bad for my health! Just sent them this reply
“What an utter disgrace, would you have supported Hitler’s right to defend himself? How can you defend yourself by stealing someone’s country and putting the remnants of their population in concentration camps? I could barely be more disgusted with your cringeworthy and despicable response, you show yourselves to be under the influence of a foreign power and working against the interests not just of the UK but humanity as a whole, how I despise you”
I’ll be sharing the petition with everyone I can think of, please let’s get a million!
YOU’RE THE WRITER SAM – NOT ME!
Under section 24A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1974., a citizen of the UK can ‘arrest’ a person “who is in the act of committing an indictable offence; or whom the person has reasonable grounds to suspect is committing an indictable offence.”
Now whether Netanyahu is meeting that criteria when he visits the UK, I do not know and I doubt very much whether the police would accept the arrest as legal BUT the publicity of a UK citizen arresting, or attempting to arrest Netanyahu would be a catalyst for other ‘arrests’….Bush, Cheney…even Cameron.. A public campaign of that sort would send a very clear message.
I agree Maszki – the problem is no one will be allowed to get near to Netanyahu. They know if the public ever get near to the likes of mass-murderers like him, Bush & Blair, it will create one embarrassing situation after another. They can’t allow this kind of bad publicity, so if anyone ever gets the chance – scream at the top of your voice – I WANT TO MAKE A CITIZENS ARREST!
Putting it simply Israel has got a very short memory didn’t someone save you in last war and now you are doing exactly the same thing to others not very humane is it
Too right Norma.
Yes indeed Mary