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    • kibishi
    • 12.10.09 | 18:28 (IST)

    "Israel has the right to defend itself, Netanyahu declared, and would not acquiesce to a situation where wartime leaders or troops who participated in the operation stand trial." This (and the reset of the article) does not sound like a denial of the incidents that are reported in the Goldstone report. It feels likes Netanyahu thinks that those crimes should be written on the account of Hamas. That is not precisely what the rest of the educated world thinks is normal. The rules were written to avoid lame excuses of war leaders like Netanyahu. The day Obama decides to stop playing it soft and needs to get the American public on his side, this speech could haunt Netanyahu.

    from the article: Netanyahu vows never to let Israelis be tried for war crimes
    First published 17:01 12.10.09 | Last updated 10:46 24.10.09
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