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Groups protest Israel denying US student's entry

Groups protest Israel denying US student's entry

Arab-American and civil rights groups are protesting Israel's decision to deny entry of a U.S. university student of Palestinian descent for a study-abroad program.
The Palestine Cultural Office, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, National Lawyers Guild and others called a news conference Thursday afternoon at the federal courthouse in Detroit.
On May 16, 21-year-old Abeer Afana of Michigan was detained at Tel Aviv airport, then sent back to the U.S.
The U.S.-born Wayne State University student was part of a program designed to examine Middle East tensions. Seven other students were admitted.
A phone and e-mail message were left Wednesday for Avigail Sagy, spokeswoman for the Israeli consulate in Chicago.


Updated : 2021-05-09 16:55 GMT+08:00