Israel’s deputy prime minister, Dan Meridor, cancelled a planned trip to London today when he discovered an arrest warrant had been filed against him. Though Meridor was not a minister in the Olmert government which initiated the Cast Lead massacre, he is Minister of Intelligence in the current government, which approved the Mavi Marmara misadventure. I suppose there might be grounds for claiming he played a command role in that massacre, though Bibi and Ehud would seem to be better targets for assigning blame.
He had been scheduled as tonight’s keynote speaker at the annual Bicom pro-Israel advocacy conference in that nation’s capital, where he was the scheduled replacement for Bibi Netanyahu.
Israel’s media reports that legislative attempts are underway by the Tory-led coalition government to prevent “private, anti-Israel” groups from being able to file such motions. But until such legislation is passed, Israel’s generals and ministers remain accountable, and vulnerable to international (and British) law.