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Israeli Democracy - There Goes Blogging?

By Yisrael Medad
1/19/2008, 12:00 AM

A fellow blogger has reportedly been questioned by the GSS about his blogging activities.  (The details are here)

First of all, I am surprised that Israeli security personnel and policemen read English.

Secondly, I'm surprised they read blogs.

Third, doesn't anybody in the system ever undergo a seminar or workshop on what the Western world calls "freedom of expression" and the difference between "incitement" and criticism?

So, dear GSS man reading this blog, rest assured, I do not advocate violence in any of my blogging.  I do not seek the subversion of the state of Israel.  I do believe in the democratic norms that all Western countries uphold.

If any of you GSS personnel reading this have any questions, why don't you drop me a line or comment at this or any of my other blogs?

But, if you really think I represent a danger - after all, I do seek full Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, extension of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, full civiliam residency in those areas until that time among other views - when you do invite me in for a discussion/interview, I take my coffee with one sucrazit or better yet, plain tea with no sugar.