Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Alvin Ailey Dancer Forced To Perform To Enter Israel

New York Dancer Abdur-Rahim Jackson was singled out by Israeli airport security upon arrival in Tel Aviv this past weekend, and was told to perform during an interrogation. Jackson, a dancer with the Alvin Ailey dance company, was travelling with the rest of the dance troupe for a scheduled performance in the Country.

See story from Reuters, and the New York Daily News.

This annoys me not only because of the racial profiling, but because I know that billions of dollars of American tax money is given to Israel each year.

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