Spain Issues Arrest Warrant for Bibi Netanyahu


Netanyahu and seven other former and current government officials may be at risk of arrest over the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla raid if they step foot on Spanish soil after a judge, late last week, drew up warrants.

Others who might face arrest include former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman; current and former defense ministers Moshe Ya’alon and Ehud Barak, respectively; former interior minister Eli Yishai; former intelligence minister Dan Meridor; and minster-without-portfolio Bennie Begin. Together with Netanyahu, they make up the so-called Forum of Seven, an ad hoc committee of ministers that made key decisions on security issues at the time. Former head of the Navy Eliezer Marom, the top IDF commander running the operation at the time, also could face arrest.

“We consider it [the judge’s order] to be a provocation. We are working with the Spanish authorities to get it canceled. We hope it will be over soon,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said Saturday night.

The Prime Minister’s Office and the Justice Ministry had not responded by press time Sunday.

In the 2010 incident, a group of human rights activists and a smaller group of IHH activists (which the quasi-government Turkel Commission Report identified as affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood) boarded several ships to try to break an Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel commandeered and stopped most of the ships without incident, but when Israel Navy commandos boarded the Mavi Marmara they were attacked by IHH activists who wounded some commandos.

  • This will please the other EU member states, not to mention their restive Muslims.

    • tom_billesley

      Spain may also issue a European Arrest Warrant for Bibi.

      • David Murrell

        Great way to kick off Spain’s reaction to the Paris war crimes. (sarc)

      • Justin St.Denis

        Spain can spin like a top and launch itself into space for all that it matters in the global scheme of things. When was the last time you saw “Made In Spain” on anything? When was the last time Spain was more than a shitstain on the Iberian peninsula? It’s been centuries! Spain is just a European boil that has yet to be lanced. Give it a bit of time…

    • The Euro collective mindset is suicide.

  • mobuyus

    Any judge this stupid and biased should be removed from the bench. I am sure he could be provided employment as a judge in gaza in appreciation of the work he has done for his masters.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Any judge this stupid has to be a Spaniard. Do some research. Spain has been looneytunes for decades.

      • Clausewitz

        If he gets canned he could always be a Supreme Court judge in Canada.

  • Bernie

    Bibi has Diplomatic Immunity as a Head of State.

  • Mannie

    Israel should formulate plans to use nuclear weapons on Spain. And a dead or alive bounty on that judge.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I like the way your/our mind(s) works. Europeans are very weird about the very name MOSSAD.

  • Tom Forsythe

    To paraphrase Kathy Shaidle, I am not sure if al Qaeda bombed them too much, or not enough.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Like KS, I am also uncertain on this point.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This is the country that claims to want to extend citizenship to anousim Jews? Kick the Spanish embassy out of Israel and start a campaign to throw rocks and firebombs at Spanish tourists in Israel.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Most likely, the Spanish government will get its act together and cancel these orders. If it does not, then Israel must warn Spain that any arrests will be treated as an act of war and will be responded to accordingly.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Don’t count on it. “Getting it together” Spanish-style could take a year or more.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I maintain that – far from Spanish being the “loving tongue” – the Spanish language has a multitude of nefarious effects on individual human development and cultural evolution.

    Can you name me a Spanish-speaking country that has enjoyed more than three consecutive decades of democracy, without a revolution, without flirting with fascism or totalitarianism of some kind?

    I didn’t think so.

    I rest my case.

    After muslims, Spanish-speaking peoples/countries are the loosest political screws on the planet.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      I have my own theory about why so much of the Spanish-speaking world remains in the sewer: that a culture considers torturing an animal to death, aka bullfighting, the highest order of public entertainment says something about its inability to develop.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Agreed. We’re on the same page.

      • FactsWillOut

        I’ve been to a bullfight in Spain, and they are very entertaining. Of course, I’m sure you would rather watch Negroes give each other concussions. To each his own.

    • FactsWillOut

      The entire Anglosphere is currently flirting with fascism and totalitarianism.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Israel should now declare it will immediately arrest any Spanish citizen entering the country.

  • FactsWillOut

    Israel should start cultivating ties with the BRICs and the far east. The west is a lost cause.

  • roccolore

    Spain is known to be very anti-Jewish.

  • Clink9

    Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead

  • Ali

    The Europeans should expel all the jews and then maybe the attacks will stop.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      No, the attacks won’t stop, but Israel will welcome these Jews anyway.