Nikita Weisgeim, 6. After a 14-hour nightmare in Israel, he and his family were put on a plane back to Kiev.

Fingerprinted, Jailed and Deported 'Like Criminals': Israel Is Turning Away Tourists From the Former Soviet Union

Abusive interrogators, prolonged incarceration in small cells and then expulsion. In recent years, thousands of would-be tourists from the former Soviet Union who tried to enter Israel have been sent home under humiliating conditions

At the end of March, Tatyana Makarova, a 42-year-old math teacher from Moscow, decided on the spur of the moment to take advantage of the spring break from school to visit Israel. She booked a hotel room in...

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