Peter Beinart detained by Shin Bet at Ben Gurion airport with a possible assist from Canary Mission

AG to further examine reasons for American-Jewish critic’s questioning at Ben Gurion Airport
by Tova Tzimuki
August 14, 2018

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said on Tuesday that he intends to look further into the reasons why the prominent Jewish-American critic of Israel, Peter Beinart, was detained for an hour on Monday evening after landing at Ben Gurion Airport by Shin Bet agents for political questioning. Mandelblit launched the probe on the matter following public criticism leveled against the Shin Bet in the aftermath of the incident, despite apologies by the agency and by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for what was described as an administrative mistake. READ MORE

NEW YORK TIMES Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jewish Journalist Prompts Uproar Activists have also pointed to a shadowy organization called the Canary Mission, which says it “documents people and groups that promote hatred of the U.S.A., Israel and Jews on North American college campuses.” Some of those questioned at Israel’s border control suspected their interrogators were using information drawn from detailed dossiers about them on the organization’s website.

JNS Protect Israel from terrorists, not its critics Profiling real security threats is right. Interrogating the Jewish state’s critics is wrong.

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