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U.S.: Israelís discrimination keeps it out of visa waiver deal
Ha'aertz ^ | Mar. 25, 2014

Posted on 03/26/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT by SJackson

Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is primary reason Israel ineligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists into the U.S. without visas.

Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is the primary reason Israel is not eligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists in to the United States without visas, the Obama administration said.

“The Department of Homeland Security and State remain concerned with the unequal treatment that Palestinian Americans and other Americans of Middle Eastern origin experience at Israel’s border and checkpoints, and reciprocity is the most basic condition of the Visa Waiver Program,” Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said March 21 in her daily briefing with reporters.

The State Department warns Americans of Arab descent that they may be delayed or even turned back when arriving at Israeli points of entry.

Israel says its rate of refusal of entry for Arab-Americans is not disproportionate and notes that under the Oslo agreements with the Palestinians, foreigners of Palestinian descent undergo a different entry protocol.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; israel; jenpsaki; kenyanbornmuzzie; waronterror

1 posted on 03/26/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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2 posted on 03/26/2014 5:56:35 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

The US State Dept. has a statue to commemorate
the murder of the handicapped American in a wheelchair,
Mr. Klinghoffer, by their Islamic terrorist hero, Arafat.

As such, and after giving 20,000 MANPADs to al Qaeda
in return for death-rape videos of a US Ambassador,
and then covering it all up before the American people,
the US State Dept has less credibility than a rabid dog.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 5:57:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SJackson

So Obama Administration penalizes Israel for their National Security policy.

About right for these idiots.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 7:21:22 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Once again, the Kenyan-born muzzie and his anti-American cadre give the finger to international agreements as well as our national interest. Thanks SJackson.
Israel says its rate of refusal of entry for Arab-Americans is not disproportionate and notes that under the Oslo agreements with the Palestinians, foreigners of Palestinian descent undergo a different entry protocol.

5 posted on 03/26/2014 8:37:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SJackson

Oh, well. Those that forego their visa waivers in the name of security deserve neither their visa waivers nor their duty free sales.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 12:51:39 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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