Dubai, Assassinations and Israelis

Uh-oh. Retaliation begins: “Dubai: Israelis Will Be Denied UAE Entry.”

Of course, we’ve talked about Israelis and Dubai before (see Shahar Peer and Dubai).

But this is different.

The Emirates will now ”deny entry to anyone suspected of having Israeli citizenship,” Tamim said at a security conference in Abu Dhabi Monday.

So if my name sounds Jewish I’m not allowed in?


Of course it still amuses me that Jeffrey Katzenberg and Stephen Spielberg are building a DreamWorks Animation theme park there (see News: DreamWorks Animation Theme Park in Dubai).

UPDATE: The article has a little more meat on it now, including this very interesting note:

[Dubai police Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim] did not explain what procedures would be used to identify the Israeli visitors, except that the police will ”develop skills” to recognize Israelis by ”physical features and the way they speak.”

Yes, you heard it here, they’re going to use sci-fi to keep the Jews out.

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