“Democratic Israel”—A Short List of Famous Expellees

Barack Obama recently referred to the “democratic Jewish state of Israel” during a speech to the Zionist extremist and Jewish Supremacist AIPAC lobby in Washington DC. But how democratic is the Zionist state?

Many readers will be aware that Israel recently banned long-time German left-winger Günther Grass from entering the Zionist state following his poem critical of the Jewish extremist threat to world peace.

Yet Grass is the not the first person to be barred from “democractic” Israel for thought crimes.

The racist state of Israel has a Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, which allows the Zionist controllers to arbitrarily arrest, detain and ban anybody at all within their borders.

In May 2010, for example, long-time Zionist critic and leftist Jew Noam Chomsky was denied entry into the West Bank and Israel when he arrived from Amman to the Allenby border crossing, along with his daughter and two American citizens, an Arab-American mathematics professor and a professor of international relations.

“Denying me entry into the West Bank is a minor event, but it is significant because it shows how irrational Israel’s actions are,” said Chomsky of the event.

Also in May 2010, Ivan Prado, Spain’s most famous clown, was “accused of ties to Palestinian terrorist organizations in the West Bank” and refused entry into Israel, after being interrogated at the airport for six hours by Shin Bet and Interior Ministry officials.

In May 2008, Israel barred entry to Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein, at the Shin Bet’s orders. Finkelstein, a prominent critic of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, and author of the book The Holocaust Industry, was arrested at the airport after arriving from Amsterdam. He was interrogated for several hours, held in a detention facility at the airport and then put on a flight back to Amsterdam. He later said he was forbidden to return to Israel for a period of ten years.

In June 2004, British journalist Peter Hounam was detained and deported from Israel for allegedly exchanging letters with and seeking to interview Mordechai Vanunu, a former nuclear technician imprisoned by Israel for years for revealing details of Israel’s nuclear program.

Hounam later said Israel should be ashamed for arresting him, adding that he had been held in a “dungeon with excrement on the walls.”