...Israelis can enter the United States without a visa.
Israel has long sought this prized designation but has always faced resistance from the State Department because the program requires reciprocity. Israel has been known to routinely deny entry to American citizens, often Arabs or Muslims or others sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, under the usually bogus pretext of “security concerns.”
This discriminatory treatment of U.S. citizens prompted several members of Congress to write to Israel’s ambassador expressing concern that Israeli border officials were “disproportionately singling out, detaining and denying entry to Arab and Muslim Americans,” and requesting all Americans be “treated equally at Israeli ports of entry.”
Oh, you mean there isn't a security concern?
Who killed Robert F. Kennedy?
And he gets personal:.
I am routinely held up for questioning and inspection while watching Jewish Israelis zip by [at Ben-Gurion airport].
And makes a demand:
As an American citizen, I’m outraged that Senator Boxer and her colleagues are trying to pass a law that allows Israel to discriminate against U.S. citizens...American citizens will continue to get turned away by Israel because of their ethnic background while the United States opens its doors to all Israelis. This unequal treatment should not be permitted. Under no circumstances should the United States extend visa-waiver privileges to Israel, or any other state, unless it is willing to guarantee and demand equal treatment of its citizens and their protection from discrimination based on religion, ethnicity or national origin.
It is not a quite a matter of 'Palestinian' ethnicity but of the violence that Arabs practice against Jews as a matter of a rejection or opposition to out ethnicity. And that violence makes them a risk that requires extra measures.