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Bowing to Jewish Pressure by Gilad Atzmon
Thursday, 04 March 2010 17:10
by Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon (Hebrew: גלעד עצמון‎, born June 9, 1963) is a jazz musician, author and anti-Zionist activist who was born in Israel and currently lives in London.
"Anti-Semite is an empty signifier, no one actually can be an Anti-Semite and this includes me of course. In short, you are either a racist - which I am not - or have an ideological disagreement with Zionism... which I have."
He was born a secular Israeli Jew in Tel Aviv, and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. His service in the Israeli military convinced him Israel had become a militarized state controlled by religious extremists. In 1994, Atzmon emigrated from Israel to London, where he studied philosophy. Atzmon is an anti-Zionist who critiques Jewish identity issues and supports the Palestinian Right of Return as well as the establishment of a single state in Israel/Palestine. He is a signatory to the "Palestinians are the Priority Petition" which states “full and unconditional support of the Palestinian people is a condition sine qua non for activists to adopt.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced plans today to stop the issue of arrest warrants for foreign officials such as Tzipi Livni, Ehud Barak and other Israeli war criminals who were forced to cancel planned trips to London after arrest warrants were issued against them. Under Brown’s proposals, the Crown Prosecution Service will take over responsibility for prosecuting war crimes and other violations of international law. Currently magistrates have to consider the case for an arrest warrant to be issued.

A warrant for the arrest of Ms Livni was issued by a UK court in December last year following Israel's massacre in Gaza over a year ago. She consequently cancelled a planned visit.

Mr Brown wrote in the Daily Telegraph: 'As we have seen, there is now significant danger of such a provision being exploited by politically-motivated organisations or individuals who set out only to grab headlines knowing their case has no realistic chance of a successful prosecution’.

PM Brown better explain to the nation why arresting a genocidal war criminal like Livni, Olmert or Barak is a ‘politically motivated’ act. He should also explain to us all why is he convinced that a case against Livni wouldn’t stand a chance in court. As far as Justice Goldstone is concerned, the case against Israel and its leadership is actually watertight.
 

According to the Daily Mail, Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state and a leading player in the Iraq War, has also reportedly expressed alarm about the prospect of arrest in Britain. Yet, no one in Britain politics rushed to appease the American politician or to amend British universal jurisdiction laws just for him. Clearly, Israeli lobby has much more influence within the British cabinet than the USA. This shouldn’t take us by a big surprise considering our Foreign Secretary David Miliband is a listed ‘Israeli Hasbara (Propaganda) Author’.

Brown admitted that 'There is already growing reason to believe that some people are not prepared to travel to this country for fear that such a private arrest warrant - motivated purely by political gesture - might be sought against them.’ Surely this is good news. Criminals such as Livni or Barak should never dare to step on a plane. Instead they should stay in their Jewish Ghetto and stare at the separation walls they erected around themselves.

The PM said he wanted legislation putting jurisdiction for war crimes and similar offences under the CPS to be brought in 'as soon as possible'. This is indeed what you would expect from a government that is so heavily funded by the Jewish Lobby. Such a move would allow attorneys such as Lord ‘green light’ Goldsmith to open Britain’s gate to Israeli genocidal murderers. Yet Brown failed to tell the Brits what it is that stops magistrates from taking the right decisions regarding war criminals. Let us face it. If Brown doesn’t trust Britain’s magistrates he better let them go. He can always hire some Rabbis to look after Britain legal system. If Britain is about to give up on its universal jurisdiction laws, it better be prepared to let some tribal experts to look after its ethical stand.

Brown also said, “I am confident that an amendment on better enforcement of existing legislation will serve to enhance Britain's status in the eyes of international law, world opinion and history”.

I do not know much about the ‘eyes’ of the international law’ or ‘world opinion’, but I can assure Brown that his move is more than welcome by the Jewish Chronicle and his Jewish fundraisers. Don’t you forget, it is election time after all.

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