On Eve of Israeli Visit, Renowned Academic Zygmunt Bauman Laments Protracted Occupation

The sociologist, who has family in Israel and was himself briefly a citizen, says the country has abandoned its social problems and duty to alert the world of the evil endemic of nationalist hatred; clarifies his link between West Bank separation barrier and Warsaw Ghetto walls.

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Professor Zygmunt Bauman last visited Israel some 20 years ago, during the period of the second government of Yitzhak Rabin. “I came to Israel during the...