Orlando, FL asked in International Law for Florida

Q: I'm an American who was illegally denied entry into Israel. How can I sue the Israeli government?

I am a citizen of the US & Jordan. I live & work in America. I have no family or friends in Palestine but I'm of Palestinian descent. No one in my extended family has any Palestinian documentation, yet I was denied entry into Israel for no reason at all. They said it was because I'm a Jordanian citizen so they consider me to be Jordanian first and American second. Under their own law, that's not right. That applies to Americans who also have Palestinian identification, not Jordanian.

I called the US embassy and they said it was illegal and if it were any other country they'd protect my right to enter but they have no power over Israel. I disagree and think that we do have power over Israel and would like to sue them for illegally denying a US citizen entry into their country.

How do I go about that?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You imagine that you could get an enforceable order from any court in the world, except perhaps an Israeli one, requiring Israel to let you in? Think again.

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