Last week YWN-ISRAEL reported that students from Ariel University in Shomron, the “West Bank” as the United States views the Shomron city were not invited to participate in the official event during President Barak Obama’s visit. Students from every other Israeli university were invited to participate in a special event in which the US president will address them.
Ariel students plan to protest during the presidential visit in response to the discriminatory policy by US consular officials in Israel.
Next on the list are chareidim. In the official US Embassy in Tel Aviv Welcome Obama video, we see men and women, Jews and Arabs, Ashkenazim and Sephardim, non-Jews and other ethnicities, but no chareidim. A coincidence, perhaps….
See the 1.01 minute video that appears on the US Embassy in Tel Aviv homepage:
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)