Israel Arab Americans having email, etc., read & being strip-searched on arrival to Israel

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by Mike, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Associated Press: Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search

    The title is misleading. The article is about Israeli immigration targeting Americans of Arab descent for intrusive searches.

    One woman refused to log in to her GMail account so they could read it. She was searched (in her case the article did not indicate strip search), tossed in a cell overnight, and sent back the next day:

    A couple other women cooperated, allowing their email & Facebook accounts to be read. They were mocked & humiliated by the Israeli representative and ultimately strip-searched, jailed & sent back to the U.S. They were not allowed to contact the U.S. embassy.

    I think Israel just earned a spot on my "No-Visit" list (it's kind of like a No-Fly list but about half-a-million entries shorter :D).
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I've never wanted to visit that country. It's oppressive and abusive, and these incidents -- of which there are thousands -- bear that out.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    From an email I just got; permission to post:
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    when you see stuff like this, you have to question why we continue to support that country.
  5. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Didn't Nappy visit there to find out how they did security? Does this give you a clue of what Arabs could face when they visit Amerika?:rolleyes:
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Good rewrite of preceding info ...

    Huffington Post: Arab American Visitors Facing New Invasive Measures By Israeli Authorities

    Also this -- it isn't just what they do, but how they make a point of humiliating those that they do it to:

    Huffington Post: Lynsey Addario, New York Times Journalist, Strip Searched By Israeli Soldiers

  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    the time is past past when we give these people a blank check. Stop the aid now until they start treating others like human beings. What's next, gas? You'd think this people, of all people, would understand how awful these things are.
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Gee, where have I heard that before?
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    State Dep’t official’s ‘Are you Jewish?’ question to US citizen keeps rattling Foggy Bottom

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