The judge heading the panel assessing whether Palestinian civil rights leader Sheikh Raed Salah can be deported from the UK has cast serious doubt on the British government’s case. A final verdict is expected in the next two weeks.
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 14:36
Israeli media reported, then retracted and then confirmed a claim that a Likud leader, Moshe Feiglin, was heading a rally to Al-Aqsa to call for its destruction. Meanwhile on Sunday morning, 12 February, Israeli police stopped Feiglin and several Likud activists from entering the Al-Aqsa compound.
Israel’s legal system, despite its reputation for presuming that Palestinian citizens are habitual security offenders, has neither found Sheikh Raed Salah guilty of anti-Semitism nor of directly helping terrorists. So why is Britain being even “more Israeli rather than the Israelis,” as two Arab members of the Israeli parliament caustically observed, and detaining him?