If everything transpired as described, this is a rather horrifying story as told by one of two American citizens (of Palestinian descent) detained at Ben Gurion after being denied entry into Israel. More troubling is the fact that they were supposedly "requested" to even log into their email accounts so airport officials could perform searches for specific terms like Palestine. The (eventual) conversation with the US Embassy was also apparently fruitless and was basically the equivalent of a shrug. http://mondoweiss.net/2012/06/do-yo...-detained-and-interrogated-at-ben-gurion.html Now I'm certainly not one to suggest that anybody deny their heritage or lie to authorities, but considering the circumstances, I wonder if she would have been better off with a bit of "social engineering" at the time. After all, when someone asks you “Do you feel more Arab or more American?” in what's basically an interrogation room at TLV, answering "I don’t know, I feel both" is probably going to generate more subsequent questions than you would like. Thoughts?