Britain left ‘embarrassed’ over arrest warrant issued for Livni

Relations between Britain and Israel were tested last week, as a prominent Israeli politician was sought in an arrest warrant issued by a court in London.

19th December, 2009

Relations between Britain and Israel were tested last week, as a prominent Israeli politician was sought in an arrest warrant issued by a court in London.

Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former defence minister and current leader of Israel’s leading opposition party, Kadima, was due in London for a conference, but cancelled the visit two weeks prior to the event.

A Westminster court issued the warrant on December 13, said to have been...

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