Roger L. Simon points to an investigation by Lee Kaplan of Front Page Magazine into the ISM. Granted, the magazine is very right wing, but considering that the ISM is so left it’s stalinist right, you can pick and choose what to believe.
One great quote:
Ghannam concluded his lecture by telling a story about an Israeli soldier who asked him for his ID card when he was at a checkpoint in the West Bank. The young soldier noticed that Ghannam was from the San Francisco Bay Area and, being friendly, mentioned he’d gone to Mt.Tamalpais High School near Ghannam’s home. “Imagine!” Ghannam said indignantly, “This soldier, a Jew born in the United States, had the nerve to ask me for my ID on my land!” Yet Ghannam had told us in the beginning of the lecture that he was also born in the United States.
Say what you will about the ISM, but I think Israel is right in blocking them from entering the State. Every State should be given the right to regulate entrance to its land, since any person in its land must be subject to its laws. If these ISMers, whatever you think of them, intend to enter the land in order to sow chaos and support an armed uprising against a sovereign state, they should be barred. Sorry, the world isn’t borderless yet, and unfettered access is not anyone’s birthright.