A petition calling for the arrest of Israel’s prime minister for ‘war crimes’ when he visits Britain next month has received 38,000 signatures.
The online appeal says: “Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the UK for the massacre of over 2,000 civilians in 2014.”
On reaching 10,000 signatures, the petition triggered a request for a response from the Government, which has not yet been met. If it hits 100,000 signatures it will be considered for debate in Parliament.
JLC chairman Mick Davis said: “The Jewish Leadership Council will proudly welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu on his important visit to the United Kingdom in September.”
“As British citizens our community enjoys great freedom and security in the United Kingdom and our deep and close relationship with the State of Israel plays an ever more important role in our culture and identity.”
“I truly hope that Britain will be at the front line in protecting Israel, enforcing the provisions of the Iran agreement if it is ratified and stand against Iran’s dangerous destabilising policies in the Middle East against the threat that the current Iranian regime continues to pose to both Israel and the world.”
“I hope that the political link continues to emulate the successful trade and cultural ties that the United Kingdom and Israel enjoy.”