Gilad Atzmon — gilad.co.uk Nov 3, 2013
Ynet reported today that “Israeli expat Dror Feiler, who was banned entry to Israel due to his participation several Gaza flotillas, appealed to the Jerusalem District Court to reverse the ban and allow him to visit the country in order to tend to his sick, 90-year-old mother.”
Now, of course I hope that Feiler succeeds in his appeal and manages to reunite with his elderly mother, but the argument that Feiler uses in his appeal exposes the deceptive nature that unfortunately, is intrinsic to the Jewish progressive message in general and to Dror Feiler in particular.
In an interview with the Israeli Ynet, Feiler produced some very peculiar Judeo-centric arguments that demonstrated a complete dismissal of any ethics, let alone any universal approach to the conflict.
Feiler said “I contend that a state that defines itself as The Jewish State -a state of all Jews, should let Jews enter, if the Israeli state fails to comply with this, it had better define itself as a state of some Jews (rather than the Jewish State)”. This is fine for Feiler’s appeal but I can’t help wondering, where does it leave the Palestinian refugee? Can he or she allowed in?
Feiler leaves little room for doubt. His vision of ‘inclusiveness’ is referring to Jews and only to Jews but, being an exemplary Anti-Zionist Zionist Feiler adds “I oppose the policy, not the state itself, and I hope the court will grant me entry.”
So, Felier , because he is a Jew, demands to be allowed into Israel and goes on to contend: “If this is the Jewish State, Jews of different opinions must be let in as well.”
By the way, a year ago, the very same Dror Feiler disinvited the adorable Col. Ann Wright from joining his Jews-only boat to Gaza.
I guess that time is ripe to expose the horribly flawed, tribal ideology that has settled itself at the very heart of our solidarity movement.