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Tel Aviv decides to prevent ministers from travelling to Britain from fears of arrest

February 28, 2014 at 12:23 am

The Israeli Government decided to prevent all its ministers from traveling to Britain in the wake of the arrest warrant issued against Tzipi Livni, the former Israeli Foreign Minister and leader of the Kadima opposition party, for her role during the war on Gaza Strip a year ago.

Danny Ayalon, the Deputy Foreign Minister, said that, “Israel informed Britain that if the parliament in London did not find a solution through legislative action of the status quo, that allows each person to submit a lawsuit against Israeli officials and officers, Israel will be forced to ban its ministers and officials from visiting Britain.”

Ayalon added, in a radio statement, that this declaration was sent to the British Government, pointing out that “Israel expects the British Government to take the initiative to enact a new law in parliament to solve this issue.”