Searches, Detentions, Arbitrary Decisions: Israeli Refusal of Visitors' Entry Surges Ninefold in Five Years

Americans saw a 500 percent leap in entries denied, while the number of Russians barred from Israel increased more than fourfold. Visitors describe searches, detentions and arbitrary decisions.

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The number of refusals of entry into Israel has jumped almost ninefold over the past five years. In 2016 alone Israel refused entry to 16,534 people, compared with 1,870 in 2011, the Population and Immigration...