He Wanted to Live the American Dream. He Ended Up Living an Israeli Nightmare.

Iyad wanted to immigrate to the United States, where his wife and children live, but was turned back at the border. When he tried to enter Israel furtively in order to provide for his family, he was shot, wounded and, he says, additionally beaten by Border Policemen.

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Iyad Shammasina walks with a limp. Sitting down, slowly and heavily, he groans with pain. His is a typical story of the regime under which he lives, which is totalitarian, tyrannical, brutal, arbitrary and...