Where will it end? via Obama Administration Denies Visas to Israeli Nuclear Scientists.
The Obama administration is now denying U.S. visas to Israeli scientists who work at that nation’s Dimona nuclear reactor. This startling reversal of traditional policy was reported April 7, 2010, in the Israeli website/newspaper NRG/Maariv (link to the original Hebrew here and to an exclusive Pajamas Media translation here).
This could be yet another flashpoint in the increasingly sensitive relations between the administration, the American Jewish community, and Israel. The revelation in Maariv came only a day before the arrival in New York of Tariq Ramadan — controversial grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna — whose visa was reportedly championed by Secretary of State Clinton. Yesterday as well, new rules disavowing the term “Islamic radicalism” were announced by Secretary of Defense Gates.
It follows his 2009 decision to deny Israel AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters, while simultaneously ok’ing $820 million deal for the same helicopters to Egypt; and originally budgeting no money for Israel in the 2009 Supplemental Bill while giving billions of dollars to enemies of the U.S. and Israel.
By the way, how many Muslims come to the U.S. to study and work at nuclear facilities?
Update from Pajamas Media:
SECOND UPDATE 11 Apr 2010 10:45 PDT: Pajamas Media has received corrections on the translation; the original says some Israelis from Dimona have had their visas denied, rather than all.