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    • Don Boston
    • 05.01.10 | 16:46 (IST)

    War criminals have long been hunted down with very little sensitivity to their feelings of rejection or their country's thoughts on the matter. The Simon Wisenthal Center has certainly shown no mercy, nor should it. Why should anyone have sympathy for war criminals? If the IDF and Israeli officials are so certain they have done nothing wrong, what's their problem? The court systems they are likely to face in the EU are among the best in the world, certainly better, fairer and more procedurally diligent than the kangaroo courts in Israel where the outcome is often determined by the litigant's race or religion. When I was in Palestine, peacefully opposing Israeli policy, I was threatened with jail several times and I was never accused or suspected of harming anyone or carrying any kind of weapon. If peaceful guests in Israel are so readily arrested or threatened with arrest, why shoud Israelis expect to travel without such issues?

    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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