Thursday, July 22, 2010
Diplomacy with Englishmen
The new British coalition - or at any rate, the larger, Conservative part of it - intends to change the law that has enabled private individuals to have arrest warrants issued against visiting Israelis. Once the change passes, there will be one less irritation to deal with and, more significant, one less platform for Israel's enemies to broadcast their ire from. This means one less way of creating the (anyway mostly false) appearance of Israel under siege. It will also mean that the UK will be able better to participate in the endless diplomatic moves involving Israel - and that's the motivation for tweaking the law.