Had Israel not been the most transparent Democracy this article would have never been written least of all published-- There of course is at all times the scope for improvement- fine tuning of the Democratic institutions.The subtle questions allowing full freedom of speach and criticism whilst discouraging public offence of those who might think otherwise-- is not readily solved. The present Democratically elected Government had a message to convey to Angela Merkel and most probably wanted to avoid confusion especially in the face of the approaching elections what that message migth be including on the delegation people who identify with radically different ideology. P.M. Netanyahus reaction could be interpreted as an attemtp to be honest he and his party think "A" Professor Feldhay thinks "B"- and should be included into the representation of opposition partiess-- I agree with the writer that those questions are not so easily solved. Sylvia Sztern-SempreLovingM.G.
Alleged Jerusalem gay pride parade stabber's remand extended by 12 days (Haaretz)
from the article: Israeli academics, sign a petition at your own risk