Veteran war journalist Jean-Paul Mari of the French weekly ?Le Nouvel Observateur? sat down for an interview with the Canadian Jewish News while in Montreal recently. Mari discussed the recent war in Gaza and shared his views about the hotly contested Israeli ?ban? on foreign journalists in the Gaza Strip during ?Operation Cast Lead?. While Israel has repeatedly stated that the restrictions imposed during the operation were put in place for security reasons, Mari is of the view that the restrictions were ?a huge blunder? for Israel and were tantamount to ?censorship?. Do you agree with him?