Category: Israel

Palestinian Activists Don’t Understand Why They Can’t Enter the U.S.

Hanan Ashrawi speaks at a news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Feb. 24, 2015. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) — In December 1992, about nine months before the first Palestinian-Israeli peace accords were signed on the White House lawn, Hanan Ashrawi met with President George H.W. Bush in the Oval Office.

Now, 26 years later, she can’t even enter the United States.

Ashrawi, a longtime Palestinian spokeswoman and a current member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, tweeted Monday that her application for a U.S. visa was rejected.