By Anshel Pfeffer and Marcus Dysch, March 26, 2009
Senior Israeli officials have attacked the British government for reneging on its promise to change a law that allows private citizens to bring war crimes charges against Israeli officers.
The failure to alter the legislation effectively bars Israeli top brass from entering Britain for fear they would be arrested on arrival.
“Both the Blair and Brown governments promised us that they would bring the necessary legislation to Parliament,” said a senior Israeli diplomat. “But it is clear now that they never really meant to fulfil that promise.”