Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Eli Yishai said Sunday that he is considering using his legal authority to strip Swedish musician Dror Feiler of his Israeli citizenship. Feiler is an organizer of the flotilla to Gaza, which challenges Israel's right to inspect ships entering Hamas ports.
Yishai said he got the idea from Dr. Kfir Lutzato, a patent-law expert, who wrote him a letter urging him to take away Feiler's citizenship because he had committed an offense which involves a breach of loyalty toward the State of Israel. In organizing the flotilla, explained Lutzato, Feiler was assisting the enemy – Hamas in Gaza – during wartime.
Feiler made international news in 2004 when he created what he said was a work of art, that depicted a female Arab terrorist bomber in a pool of red paint simulating blood. Israel's Ambassador to Sweden Tzvi Mazel flew into a rage upon seeing the exhibit and threw one of the lighting poles into the pool, causing an electric short circuit .
Feiler is now the chairman of the Swedish organization Jews for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (JIPF) and European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP).