The imp of the perverse
Creepy Norman Finkelstein's tantrum continues:
He's living in his father's old rent controlled apartment and wants to travel to see an Arab friend in Hebron. Trouble is he's been barred from the country. So he's threatening to go for Israeli citizenship (he is "Jewish," after all) as a test case to force the government to allow him in.
I made a few comments on this thread:
The law of return, unfortunately for Finkelstein, is a LAW, written by thinking humans, not a RIGHT, which is granted hallowed status of untouchability. That means that he can apply for Israeli citizenship but he is by no means guaranteed to receive one.
There were cases when Jews were rejected by the state:
"A Jew can be excluded from Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return if he or she is considered to be dangerous to the welfare of the State of Israel. Jews who have a past that involves a serious crime, such as murder, or who are fugitives in another country for any felony (unless they are labeled such as persecution victims) can be denied the right of return, (e.g. Meyer Lansky, Victor Vancier). Also Jews converting to other religions lose their right to citizenship under the Law of Return, (e.g. Brother Daniel)."
I think that the first condition is easily met in Fink's case. He met with enemy agents and incited for violence against the very country whose citizenship he seeks. I'm surprised he thinks this ploy can work.
On "Democracy Now" (The Mos Eisley of the indecent Left), Musa Abu Hashhash claims to have been quite traumatized by Finkelstein's inability to visit with him and his children. They were all practically heart-broken:
"MUSA ABU HASHHASH: [inaudible] I was shocked, you know. I didn’t expect Israel would, you know, come to this kind of decision, you know? Norman has been visiting us for fifteen times, and every time it was OK. He spent for night—ten days at our home, and we are friends. You know, I never, never thought it would happen. It was painful to us, to my family, to my children, to my wife. You know, all, we cried and did not understand now—’til now what happened. Why?"
Two later comments, speculating on the root causes for Finkelstein's terminal disease of hatred for Israel and Jews, here.
One thing is for sure, he is a sad sad human being.
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The imp of the perverse