Cancelling his award or censoring Oz becomes the same result... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 27.03.11 | 20:20 (IST)

    deliberately refraining from giving him recognition - but it's not only censuring for his conduct of giving his book, (it's really for the government's security mechanism to deal with Mr. B for POW exchange, release of Gilad Shalit, dealings with Hamas, etc.), however the right-wing health practitioner gives a pass on the whole Israeli peace camp! Oz, Grossman and Yehoshua are the literary figures which represent the Israeli conscience from decades ago which sought peace with its neighbours. I heard A.B. Yehoshua speak this past Thursday at the University of Toronto, and I didn't agree with everything he says but he has every right to be critical or point out the mistakes he's perceived over the years. In a democracy the dissenting voices need to be heard as well.

    from the article: Who is sick enough to censor Amos Oz?
    First published 01:17 27.03.11 | Last updated 01:17 27.03.11
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