Friday, September 16, 2005

Sharon "snubs" Blair at UN

Ariel Sharon, the Israeli Prime Minister, has confronted Tony Blair about recent attempts by British human rights lawyers to have senior Israeli Defence Force generals arrested as they arrive in the UK, it was reported today.

Israeli newspapers reported that the two men met on the sidelines of the UN summit in New York yesterday and Mr Blair extended an invitation to his counterpart to visit the UK.

"I would really like to visit Britain,"the Yediot Aharonot newspaper quoted Mr Sharon as replying, jokingly. "The trouble is that I, like General Almog, also served in the IDF for many years. I too am a general. I have heard that the prisons in Britain are very tough. I wouldn’t like to find myself in one."

Mr Sharon was referring to the near-arrest of General Doron Almog, a former Israeli army commander, at Heathrow Airport on Sunday, and the decision of General Moshe Yaalon, the army's former chief of staff, not to attend a speaking engagement in London this weekend because of fears that he too might be arrested.

Israeli military chiefs have been alarmed by the lawsuit filed on behalf of Palestinian victims of alleged war crimes committed by the IDF in 2002 and the issuing of an arrest warrant for General Almog - who stayed on his plane and returned to Israel after being tipped by embassy staff in London.

According to Israeli Army radio, Mr Blair was said to be have been embarrassed by the exchange and to have promised to "take care of the matter". A spokeswoman for 10 Downing Street confirmed that the meeting took place today but declined to comment on the conversation.

Times Online

The utter British insanity over the attempted arrest of General Almog could only be answered with a joke - if you don't laugh, you'd cry

But on a more serious note, what Sharon actually said on the podium was also great and exactly what was needed.

"I call on the Palestinian leadership to show determination and leadership, and to eliminate terrorism, violence, and the culture of hatred from our relations. I am certain that it is in our power to present our peoples with a new and promising horizon, a horizon of hope."

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Hopefully, the assembly took notice off this common sense. But then again, this is the "United Nations" - united in nothing but its hated of Israel.


At 10:08 AM, Blogger Eran said...

That was a scandal. This organization Yesh Gvul ( there's a limit ), really passed the line. I could've understood if those were Palestinians who were asking that, but ISRAELIS?!
That's why I think that our dear Israeli Neo Left have elements of treachery. That's why. They're no more than people filled with self hatred and destruction.

At 12:09 AM, Blogger Chris Hughes said...

lol - exactly

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Eran said...

Many Neo Libs are so....
How sad.


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