Turning his back to Israel, the county where he was born and grew up , and banning events while choosing the side of its enemies , seems to me an act that goes along with turning back to women as mothers and deciding that a child does not need a mother just as the scholar concluded that he does not need his native land where he was born and raised if the county fails to comply with his so called liberal values which are not objectively liberal at all if you examine them closer.
Best-selling Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari declined to participate in an Israeli consulate event in Los Angeles, in protest at Israel’s enactment of the Nation-State and surrogacy laws, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Monday.
Prof. Harari, a historian and author of “Sapiens: A Brief History of humankind,” “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” and “21 Lessons for the 21th Century,” explained through a representative that he is “proud of his Israeliness,” but that the consulate is the long arm of Israeli government policy, which is restraining the freedom of the press, expression, creativity and thought.
The consulate had planned a reception for the professor before the Live Talks LA meeting, a project in which various speakers visit Los Angeles and lecture on their lives or success. Harari was scheduled for an interview in September.
The consulate representative, Karin Eliyahu-Pery, said that the Foreign Ministry isn’t a poll body. Harari’s representative answered that even so, they prefer not to represent the Israeli government as long as it persists with this policy.
In July, legislators voted against allowing same-sex couples to build a family using surrogate mothers, and also passed a controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people and asserts that “the realization of the right to national self-determination in Israel is unique to the Jewish people.”