The Israeli Knesset has adopted a law that bans entry for persons that support BDS and other boycott measures against the State of Israel. As most other things here in Israel, this law too is hotly debated and where more than one Jew is gathered, a myriad of opinions exist. But pretty much everybody here accepts that continuing to receive your enemies with open arms and show them around and host them in our homes, wont really make any difference – actually they will bend over backwards to spit in our faces and redouble on their efforts to cast us out. So… unhappy about the law we may be, but accept that for the time being perhaps the time has come to show that coming to Israel is a privilege and if you cant behave or in the very least afford us with the right and dignity to live in our own country, with all of our national history literally popping out of the ground wherever you care to dig… well for the time being, you aren’t welcome.
This of course has caused great indignation among Norwegian clergy, in particular those who (still) belong to the Church of Norway, an institution that is fast shrinking following decisions that has caused many a Christian to turn away from the “people’s church” (is it only me or is there a bit of a Soviet ring to this name?). Instead of caring about the hundreds of thousands of their brethren here in the Middle East (with one exception, they will only talk about it if they somehow can pin it on the Jews, they obsess about how now many of them wont be allowed entry in to Israel:
lifted from Vårt Land, google translate. Also note the description of the BDS movement in Norwegian media…. Equal rights for Israeli Arabs…. They already have it in addition to benefits and freedoms Jewish citizens cannot enjoy… exemption from army or national service being one of them. I would like to see how I would fare if I dared to disrespect one of our very many and excellent police officers who are proud Israeli Arabs… My guess I would be hauled in front of a judge (very likely an Arab Israeli one) and be given a royal telling off and painful fine…
Church leaders can be shut out from Israel