Siege mentality: Israel designates BDS activist ‘a suspect of hostile terrorist activity’

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I know Matan Cohen, he’s a really nice guy. Just 22, he got his eye shot out demonstrating against the occupation a few years back. Now he’s an active proponent of boycott/divestment/sanctions, and Noam Sheizaf reports, he was detained for three hours at Ben Gurion airport and had to sign a paper

“They searched my stuff and then asked me to sign a form, on which it was written that I am ‘a suspect of hostile terrorist activity.’” Cohen says that he was told that this sentence doesn’t relate to a specific charge, but rather is a permanent status, determined by the ISA. [internal security agency]

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  1. annie
    December 21, 2010, 9:25 pm

    they are really stepping up the pressure. i was over at joseph dana’s site this morning and he has another story about jonathan pollack who they’ve targeted/arrested. and Adnan Gheith whose threatened w/expulsion for being a non violent protester.

    and the settlers run free. wtf!

  2. Potsherd2
    December 21, 2010, 9:34 pm

    So now refusing to buy Israeli products is terrorism! Israel is going to collapse real soon under the weight of its own absurdity.

  3. seafoid
    December 22, 2010, 7:58 am

    They can’t do anything about what happens outside Israel, which is where the real action is going to happen.

    link to

    They are never going to give up the West Bank. Check out the radar map on page 7 from the Israeli government.

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    Israel died in 1967. Calling the country Israel is wrong. It is Erez Israel.
    Israel’s population stats are duds. They state 1.5 million Arabs because they don’t count non Jews in the West bank and Gaza regions of Erez Israel.

    • eljay
      December 22, 2010, 10:01 am

      >> Check out the radar map on page 7 from the Israeli government.

      I like how Israel is compared to so many large countries, but not to any smaller ones. Where’s “Israel and Liechtenstein”, “Israel and Togo”, “Israel and Puerto Rico”, or, for that matter, “Israel and Palestine”?

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