Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Universal Jurisdiction

A very ill-defined legal idea known as "Universal Jurisdiction" is being abused by judges in the UK who have been bribed, harassed or otherwise put into the pocket of "Palestinian" rights activists. This quasi-law allows a British judge to seek the arrest of an international figure accused of a crime. These activist judges have used it in the past to threaten the arrest of Israeli Prime Ministers and other important public figures.

Most recently, Tzipi Livni, former Foreign Minister of Israel, cancelled a trip to London when she found out about her pending show-arrest and circus-prosecution. Outraged by this party foul and the brewing international relations melt-down, British government officials have begun taking steps to prevent this from happening again.

American officials welcome the change as they too have recently become targets of arrest threats from agitators.

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