Sunday, May 17, 2009

Getting control of free speech in Israel

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party wants to ban Israeli Arabs from marking the anniversary of what they term "the Catastrophe" or Nakba, when in 1948 some 700,000 Arabs lost their homes in the war that led to the establishment of the state of Israel. Legislation will be proposed next week for a ban on the practice and a jail term of up to three years for violators. Palestinian refugees around the world and Israel's Arab citizens mark the Nakba on May 15, the day after the British mandate over Palestine ended in 1948.

1 comment:

Fry said...

The British mandate ended, but another colonialism began after that; this time financed with "Aid" from the new "empire".