U.S. Revokes Visas of Gaza Fulbright Scholars

[New York Times] Ethan Bronner - The State Department has, for a second time in two months, reneged on its offer to three Palestinians in Gaza to study in the U.S. on Fulbright grants, this time citing unspecified security concerns. On Monday, the American consulate in Jerusalem sent the three letters saying "information has come to light that you may be inadmissible to the United States," and therefore their visas were being revoked. A senior State Department official said that the latest information about the three was enough to give pause. Israeli officials, who had insisted that the three posed a risk, expressed satisfaction that their message had gotten through.

2008-08-05 08:00:00

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