On January 12, 2014, a delegation of six academics and a labor activist
traveled from Jordan to Palestine through the Israeli checkpoint. The
delegation is led by Professor Rabab Abdulhadi of San Francisco State
University and is meeting with Palestinian academics to better understand
conditions on the ground and to facilitate future collaborations. Four
members of the delegation, including Abdulhadi and Professor Junaid
Rana of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, were held at
the checkpoint and interrogated by Israeli security, the Ministry of
the Interior, and the military, for over ten hours.

report from USABI