I DID NOT KNOW THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT COULD BAR SOMEONE FROM THE FESTIVAL DUE TO THEIR PROTEST OF GOVERNMENT. IN THE US WE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT OF PROTEST, AND CAN NOT BE PUNISHED FOR SPEAKING OUT, PROTESTING, DEBATING, OR EXPOSING OUR GOVERNMENT. WE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHTS TO DEBATE ANY ISSUE, IN OUR FIRST AMENDMENT TO OUR CONSTITUTION. SOME COUNTRIES ARE NOT SO LUCKY. WHETHER THE MAN IS RIGHT OR WRONG IS REALLY NOT THE ISSUE, IT IS HIS LEGAL RIGHT TO DISAGREE PUBLICLY WITH GOVERNMENT POLICY, AND POLICY MAKERS. I PRAISE GOD FOR OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
Actor Ovadia may like very much the modern Jewish ghetto, times have changed…very understandable. Affluence, liberties, sincerity between nations, technology advancements, religious freedoms, tolerance. All these, not to be confused with the state Israel?!By the way, his laugh is contagious!
Comment by Sylvia Bendavid — November 14, 2013 @ 11:35 AM