Nobel Laureate Mairead McGuire arrested by Government of Israel
October 2, 2010
by Debbie Menon
By Niloufer Bhagwat
September 30, 2010
It has been brought to the notice of the international community that Nobel Laureate Mairead McGuire second to none in her support to eliminate conflicts and the reasons for conflicts between nations and peoples, has been illegally arrested and detained by the Government of Israel when she arrived for the ‘PEACE CONFERENCE OF NOBEL LAUREATES’ to prevent her from attending a Peace Conference of Nobel Laureates from all over the world being held in Israel .
In arresting and detaining Mairead McGuire and preventing her from attending a peace conference, the government of Israel is seen all over the world as its own worst enemy, as nothing is eroding the State of Israel as much as its own acts such as Operation Cast Lead, collective killings on the MAVI MARMARA the creeping colonization of settlements in the region, and now the unjustified detention of Mairead McGuire, a sane voice for Peace with compassion for people the world over.
Is it surprising that democratic sections of Jewish public opinion the world over with memories of their own persecution similar in nature to what has been inflicted on the Palestinians and victims of the holocaust themselves are now constrained to dissociate themselves from these policies?
To reiterate the government of Israel seems to be its own worst enemy and no public relations exercise has damaged the State of Israel more than its own acts .
You are aware that Mairead McGuire a very senior and eminent citizen of Ireland , is a voice of sanity in a deranged world , with malice towards none, what does the government of Israel wish to prove by this detention? I put this question to Jewish opinion and international opinion the world over, including in the State of Israel.
Niloufer Bhagwat Vice President of the Indian Association of Lawyers ( India )