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Rude Shock for Israeli tourists on arrival at Nadi as they were detained by armed officers, refused contact, held overnight and deported to Australia without any reason given.

3 Israelis evicted from paradise


Three Israeli backpackers were evicted from Fiji after a Muslim immigration officer ruled that they had humiliated Palestinians during their military service in the territories.

The three – Amit Ronen, Eldar Avracohen, and Nimrod Lahav – left Israel in February for a tour in Australia.

In July they decided to spend a week in Fiji. On July 13 they arrived at Fiji airport where a surprise awaited them.

“We gave our passports to the officer, and when she saw we are Israelis she asked for ID cards. We told her we don’t understand why we need ID cards and she responded shouting: ‘You know very well how to ask Palestinians for IDs and humiliate them for three years.”

That’s what Avracohen wrote in a complaint letter he sent to Israel’s Ambassador to Australia Nati Tamir.

The three were held at Fiji airport for six hours and officials rebuked their pleas to be allowed to make a phone call.

Armed policemen took them to a cell at the airport where they spent the night before being sent back to Australia.

“I don’t look like a terrorist and there is no reason to point a gun at me,” Nimrod Lahav wrote in a letter to ambassador Tamir.

Avracohen wrote that the incident was the most humiliating experience he had ever gone through.

The Foreign Ministry said the matter is being dealt with.


18 thoughts on “Rude Shock for Israeli tourists on arrival at Nadi as they were detained by armed officers, refused contact, held overnight and deported to Australia without any reason given.

  1. Just another example of how Fiji has gone to the dogs under the control of the unelected khaiyum. his puppet baini-gaddafi, and the totally useless Fiji military have sold out their nation to people who want to destroy democracy and take over by the force of a gun – that is terrorism in my language best dealt with by countries like the US and Israel. Enough is enough – Fiji needs to be free from this khaiyum cancer!!!

  2. Well done Khaiyum you are well on the way to destroying the tourism industry. Your union bashing friends have got the unions upset and they are telling people not to come to Fiji.

    Now your fellow Muslims are turning away innocent tourists.

    Your Government preaches an anti racism message but here is the most racist incident I have ever heard in Fiji.

    I think your hope of record numbers this year is beginning to fade.

    I advise the resort owners to work with the majority to remove this evil regime as quickly as possible so we can get back to being a seen as a friendly tourist destination

  3. Another nail in the coffin of the tourist industry. I hope the world will at last learn that there is no such thing as a peaceful paradise in Fiji. The hallmarks of an ugly, unsavory dictatorship are all too evident.

  4. Fiji under talibanisation is really inviting the wrath of the free world. That’s what association with the non-aligned movement does but it will backfire! No one humiliates Israelis without retaliation. Now the message is loud and clear- tourists stay away from Fiji- go to the Cook Is, Samoa or Tahiti! Better still, remain in Oz or travel around NZ. Fiji don’t deserve you!

  5. Vinaka Guys at the airport,

    Fiji does not need such tourists, who have no respect for other people, occupying their land, killing their innocent children etc.

    Well done fiji

  6. Zionism is a racist ideology just like Islam ,,,,,,both shud be eradicated from this earth!

  7. Sobo Viti! Like my grandfather, our Fathers and Brothers gave their life to save our land and keep the PEACE in the promise land since 1978. More have continued to do so till today. I am so ashammed because some ‘ninkompoop’ thought that she and her like are more important. Do whatever you like, but know this, I am a Christian and I know that ‘there is time for everything’……….BRING IT ON!

    Dont know about others?

  8. The uluwais always whinging about racism in Fiji. They are very good at discriminating. Go to the motherland and you will see.

  9. i appologize to the three Isralis for the lack of professionalism the customs officer’s showed…….this is a personal attack and i hope that justice will eventuate…….i am of Fijian origin and am ashamed to be one ……To the people of the land ………we have been taught as a young child that we always respect the elders and to be respectful to others……..For until we get this Right we will always be wondering when the next coup will be ………..What Happened To “REREvaka na Kalou ka DOka na Tui…….to the regime ..you have been in power to CLEAN up corruption since 2006…..What have we really achieved in the last five years of been in control??????????RESult equals ……the regime has become the most successful corrupted co-operation in the south pacific……reasons for cutting pensioners payment by 15%equals……..the regime is gurranteed their wages regardless of what the average citizen has to take home…..to all the people of FIJI ,i hope that we will all see justice done………..Karma Is Coming……

  10. We love israel and the Jews. We stand with Yisrael. We are messianic Jews who pray for Yisrael. Let Adonai judge. ” he will bless those who bless them and curse those who curse them.

  11. To the people of Fiji i think its time for you to stand up for your country and make it a better place.Be warriors and strong and fight for your rights.The right to raise your voice and be heard.Dont let this leadership of your govt mistreat your beliefs and your freedom.Be mindful of your families,cultures you have.Dont let this regime ruin it.Love your enemy as you love youself.I hope you get your country back to your hearts.PEACE

  12. I am deeply ashamed and angry, this one person has stained our nations name! As if its not stained enough with the coup and everthing. And the nerve to say such things.. she better have lost her job because that was rude and unheard-off!
    The Lord will bless those who bless Israel and he will curse those who curse Israel (Genesis 12:3). This is something we fijians should never forget!

  13. Momo, no one can eradicate Islam from the world. In time to come, everyone will recognise that Islam is the only true religon in the world. Stop praying to demons and adopt Islam. The girl who send the palestines away was emotional and shouldnt be seen as portraying islamic belief. Islam doesnt teach racism. It only teaches to fight for rightetous. Insha Allah, Fiji is blessed to have Islam practices amongest and Allah tala has thus blessed Fiji with lots of rich resources. In time to come,you will realise that Allah is supreme and that those that ridicule his people will rot in hell like the americans. May Allah tala bless Fiji. Amin

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