This is exactly the time for Israel to generate more evidence of its oppressive occupation. With the publicity that the Oscars has given to this in the US why on earth does Israel yet again trample so publicly on Palestinians? There is no question that AIPAC and the pro-Israel lobby exerts extraordinary influence on Congress and the White House, but there are also very many Americans who feel strongly about the abuse of human rights. Be careful not to arouse them.
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)
from the article: Israel denies entry to American teacher working in West Bank