Cherry picking from international law

Israeli PM Netanyahu’s actions are not open for debate in the UK.

108,000 people have signed a UK Government petition for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he visits the UK next week.

Under UK law, Parliament has to consider any petition that gets more than 100,000 signatures for debate. The government announced last night that a Committee had considered this petition and had found that since under international law visiting heads of foreign governments are immune from arrest, it will not be debating the issue.

The government, which holds power on a mandate of less than 25 percent of the electorate, is cherry picking from the international laws that it chooses to respect. It carries out illegal drone strikes in foreign countries and extra-judicial executions.

Netanyahu and Cameron are partners in crime.

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