Sunday, 11 August 2013

Let the Truth Be Told

by Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s has been roundly condemned for bowing to U.S. President Barack Obama by releasing more than 100 Arabs terrorists, including murderers, as a “good will gesture” to the Palestinian Authority —the sponsor of those villains.
Mr. Netanyahu has been excoriated not only by the families of the victims, but also by countless Israelis, including renowned political commentators—and not only in Israel but also in the United States. The intrepid Jerusalem Post political analyst Caroline Glick has denounced Netanyahu’s subservience to U.S. pressure as “cowardice.” In a comprehensive review of
Netanyahu’s previous failings, Israeli political scientist Martin Sherman has urged Netanyahu to resign, to JUST GO!
The eminent legal expert, Purdue University Professor Louis Rene Beres, has shown that the release of those terrorists by the Netanyahu-led government is a clear cut violation of international law. Beres has repeatedly cited the principle “No crime without a punishment,” NULLUM CRIMEN SINE POENA. This principle, he says, is conspicuously codified in binding international law. The same principle, he adds, “is codified directly in many different authoritative sources, and is also deducible from the binding Nuremberg Principles (1950).” Accordingly, “Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefore and liable to punishment.” 
Nevertheless, the unlawful release of terrorists by Israeli governments has been going on for ten years, since Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the Israel-PLO Agreement of September 1993. Thousands of Palestinian Jew-killers have been released by these governments with the connivance and complicity of the United States
The simple but inescapable truth is that both Israel and the United States have been patrons of terror. In fact, year after year, the U.S. has violated American law by appropriating hundreds of millions in support of the Palestinian Authority, a consortium of terrorist organizations with Jewish and even American blood on their hands. Yes, and no Israeli politician and no American politician have been held accountable for any of the crimes perpetrated by the PA.
The bitter truth is that given their complicity in the release of Arab terrorists, the governments of both Israel and America may arguably be called “criminal regimes,” which makes their respective leaders complicit in crimes against humanity.
This makes the example of Israel all the more puzzling—and not only because of Israel’s tortured history. How is it that Israel’s parliamentary, the Knesset, the supreme law-making body of the country, had nothing to say about Netanyahu’s craven obeisance to the United States—especially in view of the fact that his release of Arab terrorists is a clear violation of international law, a criminal act?
What makes the Knesset even more culpable is that members of that assembly are not individually elected by, or accountable to, the voters in constituency elections! Hence, each member of the Knesset bears all the more responsibility for the criminal acts of Israel’s government, which the Knesset in principle, can topple by a vote of no confidence. But as I have explained ad nauseam, the Knesset is subservient to the Cabinet, whose ministers are the leaders of the parties composing the Government!

Hence, there is no system of checks and balances, no accountability, and no effective rule of law in the so-called democratic State of Israel—a Big Lie in the Middle East, where bad people get away with murder and mayhem thanks partly to those deemed “good.”