Posted by Tess Waggoner on April 11, 2019 in Blog

On April 10, Omar Barghouti, a prominent Palestinian human rights activist, was denied entry into the United States at Ben Gurion Airport despite having valid travel documents. The Arab American Institute invited him to Washington to participate in a number of speaking engagements and educational programs. 

The first event at which Omar Barghouti was scheduled to speak, a candid conversation with Peter Beinart (co-hosted by Foundation for Middle East Peace and NYU-Washignton D.C.), went ahead with Mr. Barghouti joining the event through video conferencing. 

Watch here:


Click here to find AAI's statement on Omar Barghouti's denial of entry to the Unied States.