Marc Perelman

Israel seeks to counter Belgian war crimes ruling

“Israel is seeking to mobilize American and Jewish support for a diplomatic battle with Belgium after the Belgian Supreme Court upheld a law that would allow the prosecution of Israeli officials — including, eventually, Prime Minister Sharon — for war crimes related to their role in the Sabra and Shatila massacre two decades ago.” The Forward’s Marc Perelman provides a thorough overview of the judicial, political, and diplomatic repercussions of a landmark ruling by the Belgian Supreme Court last week.