The Venice community commemorates the 500th anniversary of the world’s first ghetto with events that include the U.S. Supreme Court justice in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’13:06 08.02.16 | 1 comments
It was not my intention to make you assume that what Dichter is suspected of amounts to a Nazi war crime. I want to stay far from using emotionally charged WWII terminology for the present day conflict. What I wanted to point out is that individuals are motivated for various legitimate reasons to seek the prosecution of war criminals. I could have named myself for instance. As a health worker who witnessed the massacre of Sabra & Shatila in September 1982 (taken prisoner by the falangists while working in Gaza Hospital in Sabra) I have been involved in the efforts to bring Ariel Sharon to trial in Belgium. We sadly failed, but at least we did our best to carry out a civic duty. Suspected war criminals should never rest assured that the crimes they committed will go unpunished.