Not an appropriate comparison. Regardless- if they did, they would not be barred from Congress. Freedom of speech is a very important component to democracy. Without it democracy fails. That is the big picture issue. Channeling Voltaire- I may not agree with you- but I will fight to the death to preserve you right to say it. Why? Because that is the only way I preserve my rights as well. Israel is not a democracy. They need to stop claiming that they are. This is just one more nail in the coffin.