Walls that divide people and their aspirations are not conducive to international peace and security.
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East have initiated a petition that seeks to reverse the draconian Israeli travelÂ ban concerning Norman G. Finkelstein. Upon his deportation on May 23, he was told that he could not enter Israel for ten years or during the 70th Year of this putative democracy. Of course the petition is open for signature for all who believe in the right of American or otherÂ scholars to travel freelyÂ to countries even if their ruling elites are subject to critical thinking and analysis by the entrant.
To:Â Israeli Government
Canadians for Justice & Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and the undersigned call on Israel to reinstate Dr. Norman Finkelstein’s right to travel to the occupied Palestinian territories. Israel arbitrarily revoked this right on Saturday, May 24. For more information please see CJPME’s press statement at http://www.cjpme.ca/press/PR-Finkelstein-Israel-2008-05-25-PR2%20v.2.pdf