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St. Louis Woman's Deportation From Israel Raises Diplomacy Questions

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Sandra Tamari (right) says U.S. Embassy officials asked if she was Jewish and said they could not help when she replied "no."
A St. Louis area woman is making waves internationally following her deportation from Israel two weeks ago.

Sandra Tamari, a Glen Carbon mother of two, had just touched down May 21 in the Tel Aviv airport when she says she was detained by Israeli security.

A Quaker Christian of Palestinian descent, Tamari was traveling with a religious delegation called Interfaith Peace Builders that planned to spend two weeks traveling Israel. Afterward the 42-year-old Tamari planned to attend her cousin's wedding in the West Bank scheduled for this coming weekend.

Instead, Tamari's stay on Israeli soil lasted fewer than 24 hours, much of that time spent under interrogation with Israeli security demanding access to her email account. But what was most galling about the ordeal, says Tamari, is the way she was treated by the U.S. Embassy in Israel.

"When I called to tell them what was going on, they asked me whether I was Jewish. When I said no, they said there was nothing they could do," recalls Tamari, who was born in the U.S. and is a full citizen.

Back in the United States -- after spending the night in a holding cell in the Tel Aviv airport and being placed on an early morning flight out of the country -- Tamari contacted an Associated Press reporter who covers the State Department in Washington. The reporter brought up Tamari's case during a press briefing last week. A State Department spokesperson responded that he had no answer as to why the U.S. Embassy asked about Tamari's religion.

Then, this week, the AP's Jerusalem Bureau came out with an article suggesting that Tamari's treatment isn't all that unusual, especially when it comes to Israeli security demanding access to email accounts. The story quotes Tamari and another female American detained at another time who -- unlike Tamari -- allowed security to view her emails. That woman was deported nonetheless.

Reports the AP:
In a cyber-age twist on Israel's vaunted history of airport security, the country has begun to force incoming travelers deemed suspicious to open personal email accounts for inspection, visitors say. Targeting mainly Muslims or Arabs, the practice appears to be aimed at rooting out visitors who have histories of pro-Palestinian activism, and in recent weeks, has led to the expulsion of at least three American women.
Given what has happened to other Americans who allowed security to sift through their emails and social media accounts, Tamari tells Daily RFT that she's absolutely confident she made the right decision to refuse her interrogators access.

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Vivarto
Vivarto

Antisemitism is irrational, it is an emotional illness. It is not possible to change and antisemite through a rational conversation. I believe it is mostly rooted in the inferiority complex. Curing antisemites of their hatred is not feasible. An interesting question is if in the case of Western antisemites their hatred could be re-directed towards the Muslims (who are the most genocidal antisemites in our time.)

MaPol
MaPol

Vivarto,  I'm aware of all that.  Thanks, though.

MaPol
MaPol

No kidding, Vivarto!  I'm more aware of that than many people realize.  

MaPol
MaPol

Hey there, True_Patriot!   Keep up your bigotry!  You'd do the late Boston School Committeewoman Louise Day Hicks, her cronies and the late Southie (South Boston) City Councilor, Jimmy Kelly mightly, mighty proud!

Vivarto
Vivarto

You must be joking. The world is FULL of antisemites. But nothing can be done about that. We live in an antisemitic world. At times it seems that certain countries become tolerant, Germany was the most tolerant of all countries in early 20th century.  But then see what happened. This is why Jews need a Jewish state. Without antisemites there would have been no need.

MaPol
MaPol

Dear Stop_Jewisn_Supremacy: As a woman of Jewish heritage who was raised up secular (with no religious affiliation(s)), I find your post extremely offensive.  If I ran this forum, I'd give you an ultimatum;  Either clean up your act, or find another place to spread your stupid-assed bigotry around.  It has absolutely no place what. so. ever on this board!

Juden_Goat
Juden_Goat

Every day the American government insures the juden's borders are kept closed to the native population and America's borders are kept wide open to everyone else's population.

Vivarto
Vivarto

Rabinical Judaism is a continuation of Pharisees. Before the first Jewish war there were 5 million Jews in Judea, and about the same number of Jews outside Judea (Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt especially Alexandria, North African Coast) Romans wiped out circa 1.5 million Jews in 70 - 72, then another 600,000 in 132. The rest survived and the modern Jews are descendants of the ancient Judeans.Of course Jews like all nations are not ethnically pure. They are primarily mixed with other Semitic people, and Greeks. Smaller but still significant admix of Italians, Berbers, Turks, still much smaller part of the Jewish gen-poll is North European -- German and Slavic. Jews kept ethnic, religious, and cultural continuity with the ancient Israel to a much higher degree than the modern Greeks with the ancient Greece. Modern Greeks are ethnically over 50% Slavs, and during the Byzantine time they lost all connection with their ancient culture and religion. Reading your posts I see intense Jew-hatred. It is irrational, hence I doubt that any rational discourse is possible with you. However perhaps someone else will benefit from reading this information.

True_Patriot
True_Patriot

Can we please have some suppression of the 1st Amendment in here? These blogs should only be serving the jews and make this Palestinian women look like she's in the wrong. There shouldn't be any truth posted here because it terrifies jews.

True_Patriot
True_Patriot

And how about all the nonsense holyhoax musuems in America built with taxpayer money so the juden can pay tribute to themselves.

True_Patriot
True_Patriot

What about being forced to gift Shitzrael billions of dollars every year while people in America are on the streets and going hungry? The juden can eat shit because you are what you eat.

Veet Vivarto
Veet Vivarto

Just out of curiosity: Did anyone force you to work at Oracle? Or is someone forcing you to live in Israel? If not, then I don't see much problem.

Juden_Goat
Juden_Goat

There's no business like the shoah business.

Decent_American
Decent_American

How come every year more and more Jews claim to be "Holocaust Survivors"- and don't get me started on the Kosher Racket which is nothing more than legalized extortion of the food industry

DMO
DMO

And Jews control the weather and rotation of the earth around the sun! (What paranoid morons you neo-Nazis are) 

Gentry June
Gentry June

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Jeff Ostrom
Jeff Ostrom

Jews control much of corporate America, the media, and have bought our Congress. Israel is the last apartheid nation. This article is just one more example of Israeli discrimination against a  goyim American and Palestinian. As one that works at a Jewish controlled company, Oracle, you understand the tyranny of the Jewish corporate elite. Good thing they don't control WA state or Seattle politics like they do in D.C. or NYC.

Lancaster Nellie
Lancaster Nellie

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True_Patriot
True_Patriot

It's ironic how growing up in AmeriKwa that for decades we heard da gubbamintz rail on about "communism" only to watch as da gubbamintz stepped aside and allowed the juden to recreate their Bolshevik Communism here in AmeriKwa.

Con
Con

Throw the Jew down the well / So my country can be free / We will grab him by his horns / And we will have a big party -Borat

True_Patriot
True_Patriot

 Try listening to a colored's words as he's raping you and then as he stabs the knife in to your chest once he's squirted his seed inside your rectum. Don't be a liberal all your life. Liberalism like judaism is a sickness, a departure in to darkness.

Stop_jewish_Supremacy
Stop_jewish_Supremacy

Duh! jews are the rottenest, biggest, racist, bigots on Earth. No surprise that they'd deport her from her own homeland. It really is time to send those racist bigot jews back to Eastern Europe where they belong. This bullshit about "God gave them the land"? I mean WTF? jews have turned a Christian nation of America in to a godless, immoral, cesspool but expect us to use our sons to defend their bullshit claims? Christians and jews are not even close in faiths. Christians use the Bible and jews use the talmud. Christians believe in Jesus Christ and jews are ecstatic that they killed him and say that he's the bastard son of the the town whore and is in Hell boiling in a vat of his own excrment. I mean c'mon! and Americans want to fight to defend POS's like that? jews say Gentiles are insects and should all be killed and Americans want to fight to defend POS's like that? jews are behind the flood of illegals in to America and Americans want to fight to defend POS's like that? jews are behind all the redistribution of wealth in America and Americans want to fight to defend POS's like that? jews control the media, education, judicial systems, military, foreign policy, congress/senate/WH, and Americans want to fight to defend POS's like that?

DMO
DMO

"Christians believe in Jesus Christ and jews are ecstatic that they killed him and say that he's the bastard son of the the town whore and is in Hell boiling in a vat of his own excrment." Wow. You really are a wing nut aren't you if you believe this nonsense. 

Fuck Hitler.
Fuck Hitler.

I'll pick a Jew to be my friend any day over a a stinky-fat-dirty Neonazi like you... if you want to find who's to blame for your pathetic life LOOK AT THE MIRROR!!

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