NEW YORK – The retired American Jewish dentist who had been denied security clearance to serve in a naval clinic in Saratoga Springs because his mother and siblings live in Israel, Dr. Gershon Pincus, won his appeal challenging the US military’s decision.
He will be granted the clearance and will able to serve without any issues.
Over the past year and a half, Pincus successfully completed two interviews with security investigators who had concluded that there was nothing in his background or character that would be a cause for concern.
Despite this, the military decided in September that his ties to Israel made him unfit to serve.
The Statement of Reasons provided to him by the US Navy stated: “You have weekly telephone contact with your mother and brother in Israel. You added that your mother, sister and brother may have contact with neighbors in Israel.
“Foreign contacts and interests may be a security concern due to divided loyalties.”
Дантист работал на военной базе, но его отстранилиот ковыряния в зубах на основании того, что он еженедельно звонил в Израиль своей маме и брату! Мол, разделенная лояльность и все такое. Не в Китай звонил, не в Россию и, упаси Господи, не в Иран. В Израиль! Это к тому же говорит, насколько американкое военное командование не доверяет евреям.
В конкретном случае допуск был восстановлен через суд. Но тем не менее.