The United States has canceled MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari’s visa, prohibiting from entering the country. According to US officials, since Ben-Ari was a member of Kach, the party founded by the late Rabbi Meir Kahane HY”D which appears on the US’ terror watch list, he may not enter the country.
Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin was furious over the State Department decision, explaining “Ben-Ari is a member of the Israeli parliament and represents the Ichud HaLeumi party which is a legal political party in Israel’s political system”.
Responding to the State Department’s decision, Ben-Ari stated, “The American government accepts Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with open arms, one who openly calls for the destruction of Israel, and Abu Mazen who planned the murder of children in Maalot and MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi, who encourages Shahids, but they decided to prevent me from meeting with American Jews and promote and encourage aliyah to Israel claiming I am a terrorist”.
“Now one can understand the blindness of the United States which is incapable of identifying terrorists who threaten the world, those who brought 9/11 upon them”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)