At Last, U.S. Challenges Israel’s Discrimination Against Arab Americans

The U.S. is finally taking a decisive stand in defense of Arab American rights, protesting Israel’s treatment of its citizens at its borders; the brutal beating of Tariq Abu Khdeir may have turned the tide.

For almost four decades, I have been demanding that my government protect and defend the rights of its citizens of Arab descent when they travel to Israel and the Palestinian lands occupied since 1967. We have had limited success in getting past U.S. administrations to issue statements challenging Israeli behavior and discrimination at the border. None have taken concrete action, until now.