February 7th, 2010 16:32 EST
Israel Attempts to Force Parliament to Change British Law
For very many years the excuse for Israeli arrogance and rudeness was said to be an inferiority complex - now they exhibit paranoia, stemming no doubt from a growing awareness that they cannot bury Goldstone nor can they continue to claim to act merely as other armies act.
They know, as we know, that no other army anywhere in the world deliberately targets children on the pretext that they were a threat to a heavily armed attacking force.
Over 300 hundred children died in Gaza in January, unarmed and defenseless against tanks and missiles fired upon a civilian population from helicopters and remote controlled drones.
It was a massacre, and that is why Israel is frightened that it has been exposed. They know, as we know, that those responsible will at some date face the Criminal Court in the Hague.
The Knesset ministers in power at the time of the Israeli strike against Gaza were Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak and Tziporah Livni.
Democracy cannot exist with an acceptance of war crimes. Those who authorized the killings must face justice or the foundations of the entire state will be terminally weakened.
Our parliament must not accede to foreign pressure to change the law.