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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize winner barred from Israel

A Nobel Peace Prize winner has been barred from entering Israel. No, not Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama or Desmond Tutu. It's Mairead Maguire, an Irish pro-'Palestinian' activist who won a Nobel Peace Prize for work in Northern Ireland in 1976. And she's barred (and currently being held at the airport), because the last time she tried to arrive here it was on a boat headed to Gaza.
Maguire, 66, was deported from Israel in June after she participated in the Rachel Corrie flotilla. According to the Interior Ministry, she was told that in order to enter Israel in the future, she would need to obtain a special permit in advance, which on this occasion she did not.

A lawyer for Maguire confirmed that his client was detained at an airport lockup after landing early Tuesday in Tel Aviv. She was part of a human rights delegation visiting Israel and the West Bank.

According to attorney Fatmeh el-Ajou, the government said Maguire was banned from entering the country because of her participation in the June flotilla.
And she well deserves to be banned.

Now, if only we'd do the same with Hanin Zouabi.


At 9:45 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Yup.... there are very few people banned from entering Israel.

Those who show continuous contempt for Israel's sovereignty should be.

Good riddance!

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Part of a "human rights delegation"? Ask her what she thinks of knee-capping!!

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Dymphna said...

She's a disgrace to Ireland, but then Eire has a long history of anti-Semitism, a disease which has divided families there for generations.

She doesn't deserve to visit Israel.


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