Is­raelis blocked by six coun­tries on Trump’s list

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BYANSHELPFEFFER

MANY OF those protest­ing over Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ban on im­mi­gra­tion from a se­lec­tion of Muslim states ap­peared to have for­got­ten that six of these coun­tries (with the ex­cep­tion of So­ma­lia) have long re­fused en­try to Is­raeli pass­port-hold­ers.

Cur­rently, 16 coun­tries bar Is­raeli pass­port-hold­ers. These in­clude six on Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s list — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Su­dan, Libya and Ye­men. Is­raelis are also banned by Al­ge­ria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Kuwait, Le­banon, Malaysia, Oman, Pak­istan, Saudi Ara­bia andtheUAE.Someof thesec­oun­triesdo not even al­low cit­i­zens of other na­tion­al­i­ties to en­ter if they have an Is­raeli stamp in their pass­ports, lead­ing many busi­ness­peo­ple who travel in the Mid­dle East to own two pass­ports. Un­like the new travel ban in the US, Is­raelis can travel to these coun­tries with other pass­ports if they are du­al­na­tion­als.

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