By Orlando Radice
December 15, 2010
Don’t be surprised that yesterday Israel refused entry to three of the Palestinian firefighters who had helped fight the massive Carmel fire and were returning for a ceremony to honour their bravery. You can read the story here
Having been subject to an aggressive three-hour interrogation on my way to covering a good-news story about a new school in the Galil, I can vouch for the cackhandedness of Israel's border police.
Whether it’s in its airports or at border posts, Israel urgently needs to address the bureaucratic failures that lead to these embarrassments. Maybe we’ll have to wait until Bibi gets strip-searched.