Applaud: A great model of civilized conduct - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Don Boston
    • 06.01.10 | 04:49 (IST)

    This is the epitome of civilized conduct and deserves only praise. Many of us have condemned violent actions by the Palestinians while recognizing the justice of their cause. Now they and their supporters are simply trying to get their day in court. What's wrong with that? It's a hell of a lot better and more likely to be effective than a suicide bomb or rocket. If Israel were not afraid to face the truth, its officers and officials would not hide out like a gang of criminals, but confront their accusers in a court of law. They would get a fair hearing in Britain, far more fair than any Pal ever got (or will get) from Israeli courts. It is the moral responsibility of the world to submit Israel's conduct to fair judgment. The UK and other EU countries should be applauded for their stand for law and justice. Universal jurisdiction is the next great evolution of international law, regardless of who is prosecuted (including Americans).

    from the article: Deputy FM: Arrest warrants harming Britain-Israel ties
    First published 13:20 05.01.10 | Last updated 19:41 05.01.10
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