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You Married a Palestinian

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In early April, Sandra Elaine Zoughbi, an American citizen married for 30 years to a Palestinian from Bethlehem, was barred from entering Israel. In their home near the Church of the Nativity, they raised a daughter and three sons, one of whom is to be married on May 26. Now the family doesn’t know whether Israel will let their mother arrive in time for her son’s wedding.

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A form from the Interior Ministry’s border control administration states that Zoughbi was denied entry for reasons of “public security” and “prevention of illegal immigration.” When she asked the border control official why she was being treated differently from other Americans entering Israel, she said he answered: “Because you married a Palestinian.”

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