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War Criminals R Us

August 9, 2009

The latest Israeli colonel accused of war crimes while traveling abroad to speak about war exploits. Time for a third passport? ‘A former South African Cabinet minister and two NGOs are calling for the war crimes prosecution of an Israeli soldier visiting the country. David Benjamin, a former South African who is a lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, came to South Africa to speak at three Limmud events on the subject of legal issues of warfare. Activist Zackie Achmat called the invitation of Benjamin, who was the IDF’s legal adviser on Gaza from 2001 to 2005, “the equivalent of inviting Sudanese President Ali Bashir to a conference on genocide.”’ 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Doron permalink
    August 11, 2009 18:45

    Poor Col. Benjamin. We should get him a job teaching at Harvard with his colleague, Gabriella Blum.

  2. southissouth permalink
    August 12, 2009 12:10

    Well, Doron, if anyone would know about dodgy entry visa situations and post-operation cushy university positions, it would be you and your cohort.

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