• Obama
  • April 9, 2010
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Obama denies visas to Israeli scientists

Obama denies visas to Israeli scientists

A new policy decision has seen the Obama administration deny U.S. visas to Israeli scientists working on the Dimona nuclear reactor. Israel has noted that there seems to be escalating tension between the respective administrations where, the U.S. administration has been recorded as voicing its own rather frequently regarding issues such as the expansion of Jewish settlements, the Gaza siege and now this denial of entry.

Adding salt to the wound is the fact that permission was granted to the Muslim Brotherhood founder’s grandson Tarek Ramadan entry despite former bands by the Bush administration.

In addition to this, terms such as “Islamic Radicalism” have been renounced clearly worrying the Israelis who have always enjoyed a strong alliance with the U.S.

Israeli defense officials argue that the latest decision by Obama was uncalled for stressing that these workers have no criminal records in the U.S. or Israel. They criticized the decision taken contending the scientists have been singled out simply because of their place of employment.