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"But, says Dr. Gerald Steinberg, Executive Director of NGO Monitor and chair of Bar Ilan University’s Political Studies Department, the purpose of those issuing such arrest warrants – real or fictitious – is accomplished even if the figures targeted never see the inside of a court room. ‘The whole purpose of these sorts of activities is to get publicity and to contribute the image of Israel as responsible for war crimes and indiscriminate bombings and pseudo-legal phrases,’ Steinberg asserted. ‘With acts like today’s, they’re getting their goal across even without a warrant ever issued by attracting media attention and gaining a headline.’"