“And said: ‘Thus far shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed’.” Job 38:11 (The Israel Bible™)
Ben Gurion passport control stamp. (Photo: Rich Bowen/Wikimedia Commons)
The Zionist of Organization of America (ZOA) called attention to the fact that six of the seven Muslim-majority nations covered by President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban currently deny entry to travelers who hold Israeli passports.
ZOA President Morton Klein issued a statement Feb. 3 praising British Prime Minister Theresa May’s comment during a recent House of Commons session that “it is absolutely right that this House should be aware of the discrimination and the ban that exists around the world…particularly for those who are Israeli citizens.”
Sixteen countries bar entry to Israeli passport holders, including Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Of those countries, Trump’s executive order applies to citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Somalia is the only country falling under the U.S. travel ban that allows Israeli passport holders to enter.
Klein said ZOA “urges others to join with Prime Minister May in condemning the anti-Israel ban. It is hypocritical to protest the temporary ban of a few months on travel from the seven ‘countries of concern’ that are hotbeds of radical Islamist terrorism targeting Americans and the West, while ignoring the decades-long anti-Jewish bans by 16 Muslim-majority nations.”
Defending Trump’s order, the ZOA leader said that in the countries covered by the travel ban, “radical Islamist terrorist groups and/or governments target U.S. citizens traveling there for kidnapping, unlawful arrest and detention, terror attacks, and murder.
Aside from ZOA’s support for the travel ban, national Jewish organizations have reacted to the measure with a mix of condemnations and calls for caution.
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