Mr. Auster (whose writings I really like) seems unaware of all the many people who are denied access to Israel and/or deported just for having an opinion on the country that displeases the government... But of course, it's not the same thing, right? Israelis do it "for security reasons", so it's ok...
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: Paul Auster to Erdogan: Unlike Turkey, Israel still has free speech