You have all my documents, you know my name. When will our confiscated property be returned?
Also on my passport. I would like to speak to my lawyer now please.
What does it matter to you? Can I see my consular representative now please?
So, what are your mother and father`s names?
My parents? Their names are Avram and Sara.
Are Sarah and Avram proud that their son is an accomplice to piracy and kidnapping?
Pacifism keeps us young, you guys should try it. Speaking of my passport, can I have it back please?
I do not recognize your authority to enforce that blockade: it is illegal in international law. Can I please contact Canadian consular officials now?
There are a lot of things we are not going to agree about, we could be here a while if you want to cover them all. Can I please see a lawyer now?
Why did people of conscience go the southern U.S. to challenge segregation? Why did some people hide European Jews during the second world war?
There was also danger and possible legal consequences in opposing segregation and in hiding people who needed to be hidden, but those were still the right things to do. When will I have my confiscated property returned?
It is a matter of public record that I was involved with organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2009-2010 and went to Egypt with the Canadian delegation. It is also public information, on our website, that I am part of the Canadian boat to Gaza steering committee and I went to Greece in June and July of this year to try to sail to Gaza. You can also see the stamps in my passport for each of these trips, so there is really no reason to ask these questions. Can I have my passport back please?
I don’t think you brought me here to give lessons on how to use Google. The information you are asking about is freely and publicly available. If you have only obvious questions to ask, can I please see my consular officials now?
He goes to look for some papers in another office, leaving my with his three colleagues. I ask what their work is, and two of confirm that they work in security, the other says he “works everywhere”. When my interrogator returns, I congratulate him on his colleagues’ (relative) honesty in at least admitting what their work really is. After more pointless questioning, I am returned to the waiting area with the others.