The BBC has provided space on its website for readers to complain that the Israeli naval raid off Gaza was “piracy” because it took place in international waters. A rather better use of the page would have been a piece informing its readers of the position in international law.
The recent Israeli Apartheid Week shamefully neglected Zionism’s complaisance to peaceful co-existence
Even the Oxford Union is not immune.
A speech by Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, on Monday was disrupted by protestors. Legitimate protest is one thing – but what transpired in Union revealed the underbelly of some very ugly politics.
The Times reported yesterday that Hamas is “masterminding efforts to have senior Israeli leaders arrested for alleged war crimes when the visit European countries.” The recent arrest warrant issued for Tzipi Livni by a British Court is certainly tied to this, and it is no surprise that the UK is the first port of call in this latest act of Hamas asymmetric warfare.