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Deport Me, Too

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If Omar Shakir deserves to be deported, then so do I and others like me. Shakir is being expelled for his views. But his views are my views exactly, even though we’ve never met. If they are forbidden and dangerous, then everyone who advocates them must be deported.

Therefore, it is obligatory to deport everyone who holds those positions that were prohibited Tuesday by the Supreme Court, sitting as the State of Israel’s Court of Thought Control.

But let’s not get carried away: That was the intention of those who legislated the BDS law, the propagandists of the Strategic Affairs Ministry and right-wing NGOs, with the support of the High Court of Justice, which gave the law its imprimatur.

Today it’s foreigners, tomorrow it will be Israelis. Because what’s the difference? If an opinion is dangerous, it should be forbidden to all. We’ll start with foreigners, go on to deporting Arab citizens who support a boycott, and we’ll finish off with the leftists. We’ll start with those who support sanctions against Israel, continue with those who oppose the occupation and finish with those who dare to criticize Israel.

The court gave a clear green light to this inevitable slippery slope. What........

© Haaretz