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August 12, 2015 1:41 pm

Anti-Israel Petition Calls for Arrest of Netanyahu During UK Visit

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An anti-Israel petition calls for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for alleged war crimes. Photo: Screenshot.

JNS.org – As of Wednesday morning, nearly 40,000 people had signed an online petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on war crimes charges during his visit to the United Kingdom next month.

The petition, created on the British Parliament’s E-petitions website, says, “Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in London this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.K. for the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014.”

According to British law, the government must respond to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures, while a petition that garners 100,000 will be considered for debate in the parliament.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry called the petition “a public relations stunt with no practical significance.”

“The bilateral relations between Britain and Israel are closer than ever,” the ministry said in a statement, highlighting data that shows the doubling of trade between the two countries in recent years as well as “fruitful” academic, cultural, and scientific cooperation.

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  • This petition at 90,189 signatures is now expected to reach 100,000 signatures within the next few days.

    If you’re a citizen of the UK, put this on the agenda and in the news by signing the petition at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105446

    The State of Israel, lest it be forgotten, is not a member of the EU; is located in the Middle East not Europe; is not a member of NATO; is the world’s only undeclared nuclear weapons state; is not a party to the IAEA that supervises nuclear weapons worldwide; is not a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and refuses to ratify the Chemical and Biological Weapons Treaties.

  • Oliver Schwarzenbach

    No muslim – No Crime

  • This is totally ridiculous! Theses jac-offs that started this petition better check their facts. Chances are the ones that started this petition are the 20 million Muslims that are sitting on their tuchas getting Freeport from the government! They are using their Taqiyya to lie about everything to look like the victims when in fact THEY are the villains!! What is Hammas doing with the money that is for medicines and building materials? THEY ARE BUILDING MORE TUNNELS INTO ISRAEL!!! People of Great Britian, DON’T BE LIKE CHAMBERLAIN WAS WITH HITLER, DON’T LET THE REAL TERRORISTSGET AWAY WITH ALL OF THE LIES!! If you allow your government to falsely arrest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, you are no better than the terrorists!! THINK ABOUT IT!’n

  • LAWRENCE CANNON

    Looks like the Nazis are out to round up the Jews again.

    • Its crazy what an insult to the nation of Israel. The nerve! If the UK wouldn’t allow the Palestinians to attack them why should Israel? What a criminal act the UK is imposing. Boo UK! You rotten evil. Go Israel! I stand with Israel!

    • Oliver Schwarzenbach

      yes the 13th SS Hanschar Division.

  • arkady polishchuk

    I wonder how many supporters of Islamic terrorism are among those who signed this petition

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