Most Western nations have come to recognize the merits of freedom of speech. Often the voices of the disaffected can have a clarity of thought which influences positive change. Our very own heritage of rabbinical debate has encouraged delving into the many facets of our faith for the benefit of achieving greater clarity. We should not be abandoning that tradition for the sake of a narrow nationalism which is intolerant of independent thought.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Declaring war on the intellect - Israel and Noam Chomsky