Mohammad of Vancouver writes:
It was first reported on Iran's Press TV that Iran has asked Interpol to investigate the role of high Israeli officials in the war crimes committed against Gaza. After that, the news that the International Criminal Court is considering the case got reported in the UK's Guardian, and later on Haaretz, which said that Israel rejects the charges.
Here are some on the list Iran has accused:
2 Defense Minister Ehud Barak
3 Foreign Minister
4 Chief of the Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi
5 of the Israeli Air Force Ido Nehoshtan
6 Commander of the -- Operation Cast Lead --
What is Iran's message through this diplomatic move? As I have written earlier here, Iran is moving further away from seeking justice in its old ways (fatwas and assassinations) towards an internationally-recognized system of seeking Justice. Israel should recognize this and change its boring old rhetoric of intending to directly retaliate for whatever it considers to be Iran's crimes.
Because whether it is denying the Holocaust, or intending to wipe Israel off the map (and in a sense, all of us one-state solution people are basically in agreement with wiping the Zionist apartheid Israel off the map, we just want this done through referendums and mutual consensus and the establishment of a secular yet multifaith democracy), or supporting the resistance in the region, Iran's crimes can also be addressed in an internationally-recognized system of seeking justice.
Iran is an ancient state whose first monarch King Cyrus goes so far back he was mentioned in the Old Testament and the Quran. Cyrus is also the fellow who set the Jews free and went to war with the Roman Empire so that Jews could have Jerusalem. Iran was certainly not created by the UN. The question remains, Can Israel as a relatively young state learn to respect the international body that created it in the first place?