In my article' Zionism and Democratic Erosion", I wrote about the danger of the future of democracy in Israel as we drift more and more into a self-righteous mentality of the ghetto.
Many Israelis like to boast that
Prof. Chomsky is a very controversial intellectual who attacks many governments verbally. He is radically left in his ideas and
The only reasons for preventing foreigners from entering
This decision of the Ministry of Interior under its custodian, the racist and intolerable Eli Yishai of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, should come as no surprise!
This means that if the truth comes out that there are potential visitors coming to Israel whose viewpoints do not coincide with Eli Yishai, Avigdor Lieberman and the various ruling right wing factions ruling Israel, they stand a good chance of not being granted an entry visa. Many Israelis feel that it is a positive development.They says that "traitors are not welcome here". If you ask them what they mean by "traitors". The answer is always the same "left wingers, Arab lovers and those who disagree with the right wing ruling establishment which is security-minded and knows what is best for
I have a feeling of déjà vu. The attitude that
Even Boaz Okun, the legal commentator of the newspaper Yediot Aharonot which is not a fifth column Israeli newspaper by any stretch of the imagination, stated in his Monday column, that the banning of Chomsky from entering the West Bank to lecture at Bir Zeit University in Ramallah "is a foolish act in a frequent series of recent follies. Put together, they may mark the end of
Even Knesset Member Otniel Schneller of the right wing flank of the opposition Kadima Party, made a presumptuous statement as to what Chomsky would be saying at Bir Zeit University which justifies preventing him from entering Israel at all costs. According to the "prophet and foreseer of speeches hostile to
Chomsky is not the first nor will he be the last whose entry into
The list of people prohibited entry into