Dec 04 2006
Which Israeli war crimes, exactly?
Vancouver’s usual collection of socialists, willful hypocrites and jihad-ophiles joined ranks once more to protest former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak‘s visit to Vancouver. The official notice on Vancouver Indymedia reads “War Criminal” before the visiting speaker’s name. Funny thing is, Barak’s never actually been convicted of any war crimes, either in Israel or by any international court.
Ah, but he’s Israeli, and he served in the military, so that makes him de facto a war criminal in the eyes of our professional demonstrators. They’re nothing if not consistent.
For those with short memories, Barak is the guy who offered Yasir Arafat of the Palestinian Authority over 90 per cent of the West Bank and Gaza and shared ownership of Jerusalem in the 2000 Oslo negotiations. Yasir turned it down and the Palestinians and Israelis have been paying the price ever since.