Israeli politicians should keep looking over their shoulders

The case of Israeli politician Tzipi Livni avoiding the UK due to concerns over her legal status continues to echo.

The British government is deeply embarassed, pro-Palestinian activists are emboldened and Zionist officials are issuing defensive statements:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the situation was “an absurdity”.

“We will not accept a situation in which [former Israeli Prime Minister] Ehud Olmert, [Defence Minister] Ehud Barak and Tzipi Livni will be summoned to the defendants’ chair,” Mr Netanyahu said in a statement.

“We will not agree to have Israel Defence Force soldiers, who defended the citizens of Israel bravely and ethically against a cruel and criminal enemy, be recognised as war criminals. We completely reject this absurdity taking place in Britain,” he said.

Meanwhile, back in reality, the stifling siege on Gaza continues to cause suffering in the Strip while Hamas vows to continue its “resistance” to aggression.