Less than 48 hours after the British Foreign Minister, David Miliband, apologized for the former Israeli Foreign Minister, and the current head of the opposition in Israel, Tzipi Livni, British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, phoned Livni to apologize and promised to act on changing laws regarding allowing the arrest and prosecution of Israeli officials accused of committing war crimes against the Palestinian people.Brown told Livni that he opposes the British Court order to apprehend her should she travel to the UK, and slammed the judge who issued the order.
Israeli sources reported that Brown promised Livni that he will personally get involved in changing British laws that allow apprehending and persecuting Israeli officials accused of committing war crimes.
He told Livni that she is always welcome in Britain, and that she will be honored and dignified whenever she decides to visit the country.
Livni told Brown that he must act fast on changing British laws and to exclude all possibilities of arresting her and other Israeli officials.
She claimed that Israel is countering terrorism and terrorist organizations, therefore its officials should not be subject to arrest and prosecution.
There are several Israeli military, security and government officials who are facing arrest in Europe as pro-Palestinian organizations and human rights groups filed lawsuits against them for committing war crimes against the Palestinians.