Oct 13 2009
While Obama is committed to prosecuting CIA agents but can’t commit to sending requested troops to Afghanistan, Benjamin Netanyahu tells the world to f*** off if they think they are going to put Israelis on trial for defending their country against Arab terrorists.
Prime Minister Binyamin Net-anyahu insisted in the Knesset on Monday that Israel’s right to defend itself must not be jeopardized by threats of international criminal prosecution against its leaders.
“We will not agree to a situation in which [former prime minister] Ehud Olmert, [Defense Minister] Ehud Barak and [former foreign minister] Tzipi Livni, who sent IDF soldiers to defend cities and civilians, will be called to the defendants’ benches at The Hague,” Netanyahu told the Knesset as it opened its winter session.
“Israel’s basic rights to self-defense and to exist as a Jewish state are under continued attack, which has become even stronger following the Second Lebanon War and Operation Cast Lead. Our first mission is to repel them,” the prime minister said as he attacked the Goldstone Report.
“This report, written by the warped [Goldstone] Commission, questions Israel’s very right to self-defense. This report encourages terrorism and also endangers peace. I want to emphasize this. Israel will not take chances for peace if it cannot defend herself.”
He blasted the report in advance of Wednesday’s Security Council debate in New York on the document, which accuses the IDF of possible war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza during its offensive there last winter. JERUSALEM POST
The Palestinian Authority had agreed to defer UN consideration of the Goldstone Report until March. But that quickly changed when Abbas caved to pressure from Hamas and other terrorist groups.PA in turmoil over UN delay
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