Tuesday, August 15, 2006
As you may or may not know, I believe in the notion that I have penned to be "culture for all," and that includes for Arab Israelis. And so when twosret challenged me on Sandmonkey's site to post the following story about Rt. Rev. Riah H. Abu El-Assal, an Arab Israeli Christian reverand who was prevented from getting on a plane because he didn't have the right papers, I say, sure. This is nowhere near as bad as the Hala story - not on the same universe - but I do believe in Arab Israeli rights, and so it is getting disseminated. Israel does have a problem with Arab Israeli rights, I am not denying it, but then again, Arab Israelis have committed terror against Israelis, including espionage for Hizballah, so the situation is complicated. Still, if this guy had his papers and was no terrorist, he should have been let on the plane. Fair's fair. There is no indication he was a terrorist, so he should have been let on the plane.