The daily Yediot Achronot reports that police in December 2009 raided the northern London Hendon Hotel to arrest opposition leader MK (Kadima) Tzipi Livni for her alleged war crimes committed during Operation Cast Lead, when she served as foreign minister, supporting the counter-terrorism military offensive against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
It appears anti-Israel activists in London thought that the Deputy Director of the Israel Water Authority, Tami Schor, who was visiting London, was Livni. They ran to court seeking an arrest order, which was granted, and police were dispatched to place the former foreign minister in custody. At the time of the raid Livni was back at home, averting a major diplomatic incident and possibly a complicated legal case.
While she was intending to participate in the water conference she canceled her reservations and since Schor has the same color hair and eyes as Livni, it appears the anti-Israeli activists simply mistook her for the former foreign minister. Yediot reports that Schor confirms the report.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)