05.10.2011 07.Tischrei. 5772
Statement comes after Al Jazeera cameraman invited to interview President Shimon Peres was told to remove his pants during a security check.
The Foreign Press Association published an open letter on Tuesday demanding that Israeli authorities immediately cease "racist" security procedures for Arab journalists, calling them "an assault on human dignity and a blight upon the state of Israel."
The statement came after a cameraman from the Al Jazeera news team invited to interview President Shimon Peres on Tuesday was told to remove his pants during a security check. "The explanations we have received – that such inspections are necessary for Arab journalists – are deeply troubling in a country that bills itself as the Middle East's only democracy," the letter read….