Netanyahu is a War Criminal: Sign the Petition to the British Parliament. “Netanyahu to be Arrested when he arrives in London”

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Important Updates: Friday September 4th, more than 98,000 British citizens and residents have signed the petition. (see below)

Saturday September 5th, we reached more than 100,000 signatures calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his official state visit to the United Kingdom scheduled for September.  

Sunday: More than 104,000 have signed the petition. 

Upon reaching the 100,000 signatures, the petition will be considered for debate in the House of Commons.

Our message to Netanyahu: you are a war criminal under international law. We call upon the people of Israel to initiate legal procedures within Israel against Prime Minister Netanyahu for the crimes committed against the people of Palestine.  

OUR GOVERNMENT IS COMPLICIT IN SUPPORTING A KNOWN WAR CRIMINAL IN DEFIANCE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (NUREMBERG). 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION (or click the image below)

September 4, 2015, at 11.06 GMT 

 
Michel Chossudovsky, September 6, 2015

 The text of the petition is published on the UK Parliament website,

It demands Netanyahu’s arrest upon his arrival:  

Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London

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 2000 civilians in 2014.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION (or click the image below) UPDATE: MORE THAT  62,000 HAVE SIGNED (16/08)

OBJECTIVES:

CONFRONT PRIME MINISTER CAMERON FOR PROTECTING A WAR CRIMINAL

UNDER THE UK  “LAW OF UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION” –AMENDED BY THE CAMERON GOVERNMENT–, NETANYAHU COULD HAVE BEEN BE ARRESTED. THE AMENDMENT IS MEANT TO PROTECT WAR CRIMINALS (INCLUDING TONY BLAIR) AND THEIR CRONIES.

DEBATE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS,

PERSONA NON GRATA IN U.K. AND EU

CANCELLATION OF NETANYAHU’S STATE VISIT TO U.K. 

This petition can be signed by UK citizens as well UK residents. British citizens living overseas are eligible to sign the petition.Earlier scan, August 14, 2015

As a British citizen born in Wales, I signed the petition this afternoon (EST). 

Since then the petition has received another one thousand signatures. At the time of writing it was in excess of 55,000. It is currently running at about 170 an hour.  If it reaches 100,000, it will be considered for debate in the House of Commons. (See procedures). If that happens, Netanyahu may decide to postpone his visit to the United Kingdom. Of course, the parliament could be pressured to delay the debate until AFTER Netanhayu’s visit.

We call upon British citizens and British residents who are committed to Human Rights and the Rule of Law to sign this petition. Amply documented, Netanyahu is a war criminal. His Western political partners in the US, Britain, France and Germany are complicit in supporting a war criminal.   Forward this article to friends and family, post the petition on Facebook, This will send a clear message to Netanyahu that if and when he sets foot in the U.K., he could potentially face a citizens’  arrest.

Crimes of Genocide: Judgement against the State of Israel

In  November 2013, the State of Israel was indicted on “crimes of genocide” (Judgement of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, November 25, 2013).  “The Prosecution provided evidence of facts which, examined as a whole, show that the perpetrators had committed acts against the Palestinians, with intent to kill, cause serious bodily or mental harms and deliberately inflict conditions of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of the Palestinians as a whole or in part”.

Professor Michel Chossudovsky is a member of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) which initiated the above indictment against the State of Israel on “crimes of genocide” against the State of Israel, (Judgement of the Tribunal, November 25, 2013). The KL War Crimes Commission is chaired by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Read The Complete KLWCT Judgment (pdf)

The Petition has created controversy in Israel. A spokesman for the British Embassy has reassured the Netanyahu government that “According to British law, foreign heads of state enjoy immunity from the legal process, and cannot be arrested or detained.”

There was no official statement or denial by Her Majesty’s Government that Netanyahu is NOT a war criminal. In turn,  The Israeli Foreign Ministry has categorized the petition as “a PR exercise with no practical significance.”


ANNEX

Petitions which reach 100,000 signatures are almost always debated. …MPs might consider your petition for a debate before it reaches 100,000 signatures….

The Petitions Committee

The Petitions Committee can: …

  • ask for evidence from the Government or other relevant people or organisations
  • press the government for action
  • ask another parliamentary committee to look into the topic raised by a petition
  • put forward a petition for debate

The Petitions Committee is set up by the House of Commons. It comprises up to 11 backbench Members of Parliament from Government and Opposition parties. The number of committee members from each political party is representative of the membership of the House of Commons as a whole.


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About the author:

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research.  He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations. He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011), The Globalization of War, America's Long War against Humanity (2015). He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia for his writings on NATO's war of aggression against Yugoslavia. He can be reached at [email protected]

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