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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Egypt Denies Visa to Israeli University Leader

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GLOBAL NEWS TICKER June 10, 2010

The rector of the University of Haifa has been denied a visa by Egypt, forcing him to cancel plans to go to an academic conference in Alexandria, reports the Ynet news Web site. The rector, Yossi Ben-Artzi, planned to attend the June 11-12 meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean University, but said his visa application had been rejected without explanation. Officials at Egypt's Embassy in Tel Aviv said that his request had not been denied deliberately and that it may have been a "technical mishap." In May, Uri Seligsohn, a professor of hematology at Tel Aviv University and governor of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, was denied a visa to attend a meeting of the society in Cairo that he had helped organize.

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