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Palestinian Rights Advocates Condemn U.S. Visa Waiver for Israeli Travelers

HeadlineSep 28, 2023

The United States has admitted Israel into its visa waiver program. It joins 40 other countries which enjoy visa-free travel to the U.S. The move was quickly met with condemnation from Palestinian rights activists. Author and journalist Ali Abunimah said it was “Rewarding and encouraging Jewish supremacist apartheid, ethnic cleansing and racial terror against Palestinians.” Meanwhile, James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, said in a statement, “By prioritizing a political perk to a foreign country over the equal rights and safety of American citizens, the Biden Administration has agreed to continued, blatant discrimination against Arab Americans, including Palestinian Americans, and others who advocate for Palestinian human rights.”

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