Feb 3, 2017
The executive order signed by President Trump last week, which temporarily halts for 90 days nationals of seven countries from entering the United States, has generated an uproar by some. Yet, why are the same people silent about travel bans imposed by these and other Muslim countries against Jews who hold Israeli passports?
The seven countries, previously identified as high risk for being hotbeds of terrorism by former President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security, are: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Temporary travel restrictions have been issued by prior presidents, including Obama. However, a permanent travel ban by these and other Muslim countries against Jews who hold Israeli passports is a far greater concern than temporary travel restrictions. Jews with Israeli passports are currently forbidden from entering the following 16 Muslim countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.