Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Netanyahu's smart diplomatic move

I'm far too ignorant of Israeli politics to know if Benjamin Netanyahu was a good Prime Minister for Israel, but he's always struck me as a true statesman with his nation's best interests at heart.

Haaretz reports that Mr. Netanyahu, now Likud party chairman and member of Israel's Knesset (parliament), wants Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried at the Hague for the crime of genocide.
Likud chair MK Benjamin Netanyahu has summoned about 70 foreign diplomats stationed in Israel to a meeting next Tuesday, at which he will urge them to end their complacency and join Israel in an effort to halt Iran's nuclear program, which he says is aimed at genocide of the Jews.

The meeting is to be the first event in an international public relations campaign. It will include a proposal to file a complaint in the International Court of Justice against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for war crimes, and his plans to commit genocide will be presented.
Personally, I think it's a great idea and the timing couldn't be better coming on the heels of this week's Holocaust conference stunt in Iran. It'll serve to place the hate-fest in its proper context and just maybe the world will sit up and take notice.

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