Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Concordia, Montreal -- next episode

Concordia University in Montreal, site of the major Jewish-Palestinian confrontation in 2002 (when Bibi was prevented from speaking) has forbidden Ehud Barak from speaking on campus because of security concerns but has praised him and offered to co-sponsor the event at a more secure, off-campus venue. Not a bad compromise, in my view - is this really an issue of free speech? The advantage in getting official University co-sponsorship, wherever the talk (might) take place is probably worth a lot. Watch for the next development(s). For a variety of views on Martin Himel's scary documentary on the 2002 incident, some of them scary in themselves, see here.

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