On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 3:23 PM, matthew satchwell
This is the thing with Zionists, a questions is not
answered, instead a
tirade of rhetoric, except I read from your response that you do accept that
there is a lack of freedom in Israel. (this is a start)
I want to start by apologizing to the other members of this list for
You talk about a lack of freedom, Matthew, but I have to wonder about
your definition. I heard nothing from you when we held Wikimania in
the following countries:
2005: Frankfurt, Germany, where you can be arrested for giving a Nazi
salute in public or drawing a swastika.
2006: Cambridge, Massachusetts, where you can be held without trial on
2007: Taipei, Taiwan, where you can be held without trial for any
reason, and with which most attendees' countries have no diplomatic
2008: Alexandria, Egypt, which was a police state until just a few weeks ago.
Argentina and Poland are also not exactly bastions of freedom, and
there were visa issues with both conferences. That's not unreasonable,
though, since every country on the planet has visa obstacles with at
least one other country.
Oh, wait, that's not true. There is one, and only one: the Maldives,
where you can be arrested for not being Muslim.