Haaretz, Jul 28, 2017
Israel’s now set a precedent for barring Jews with different political beliefs. Not protesting? Wait till you see who's deemed ‘undesirable’ next
As a post-Holocaust US Jew, I thought Israel would keep me safe. Now I wonder if they'd even let me in Ofer Vaknin, wikimedia
Imagine the outrage in the Jewish world should the headline read: "European Country Bars Rabbi From Entering Based on Political Beliefs."
From the Anti-Defamation League to the American Jewish Committee, cries of anti-Semitism and accusations of denial freedom of speech would abound. Petitions would circulate and meetings with international envoys and ambassadors would ensue, and rightly so.
But when the country banning the rabbi is Israel - not a peep.