Protest against Tzipi Livni
Thursday 15 May from 6.30pm-8.30pm
Outside Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, 2 Cadogan Place, London, SW1X 9PY

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be protesting against the visit of Israeli war crimes suspect, Tzipi Livni, to London this week. Tzipi Livni was one of the architects of the Israeli attack on Gaza 2008/09 which led to the deaths of 1,417 Palestinians – 313 of them children – and injured 5,303.

Tzipi Livni will be speaking at a fundraising dinner for the Jewish National Fund at the Jumeirah Hotel on the evening of Thursday 15 May.

Sarah Colborne, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said:

“Tzipi Livni’s visit to London has been cloaked in secrecy due to the serious war crimes she is accused of. Her sponsors won’t even reveal where and when she will be speaking, such is her notoriety.

It appears that the British Government have even shamefully given her immunity from prosecution. It was after Livni’s near-arrest in December 2009 that the law was changed to try to make it easier for the government to block arrest warrants for war crimes. However, even these changes haven’t been enough to protect Livni, who has been forced to hide behind ‘special mission status’, just as she did in 2011. Why is the British government trying to protect Tzipi Livni from justice?”

Livni can try to run and hide from justice. But there is no expiry date for war crimes. Tzipi Livni can’t rely on getting ‘get out of jail free’ cards every time she travels overseas. We will never let the world forget her role as a chief architect of Operation Cast Lead – Israel’s horrific military assault on Gaza which resulted in more than one thousand Palestinians losing their lives.”

The timing of this event is particularly shocking as 15th May is the anniversary when Palestinians commemorate the Nakba – their catastrophe. On this day Palestinians mourn their losses of loved ones, land, homes and country.


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notes for the editor
  1. The Government have confirmed that Livni has been given ‘special mission status’ which is immunity from prosecution:
  2. For more information about PSC visit www.palestinecampaign.org
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