Netanyahu and others being sued for war crimes in the US, 20 March 2020

An unlikely nemesis

Maybe it figures that the people who successfully sold otherwise-intelligent Americans on the notion that their army (the Israeli Defense Force) was “the most moral army in history” could in the end be brought down by a maverick lawyer such as Martin McMahon. McMahon is an iconoclastic character you might meet in the pages of Tom Wolfe’s catastrophic comedy, “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” Although very old to play the role, he is the boy who piped up to say — albeit in Martin’s case in legalese acceptable to federal judges — “but the Emperor has no clothes!”…

Specifically, he just sued Benjamin Netanyahu, Miriam Adelson, AIPAC (and assorted AIPAC operatives), David Friedman, Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, Mario Cuomo, Mitch McConnell and a few other adherents of Zionism in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging they are “war criminals” or aiders and abettors of war criminals.