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Israel Refuses Entry to Famed Clown

And Spain isn’t laughing

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An unhappy clown.(Flickr)

Ivan Prado might be “the most famous clown in Spain”—whatta title!—but that wasn’t enough to prevent Israel’s security force from barring his entry to Israel. Prado arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airpot last month along with a female “Spanish national of Arab origin,” with plans to travel to Ramallah for an international clown festival (!). After interviewing him and his companion repeatedly about possible connections to terrorist organizations, Shin Bet decided to refuse their entry to the country. It’s now turned into a minor diplomatic incident with Spain.

Shin Bet Deports Spain’s Most Famous Clown Upon Arrival in Israel [Haaretz]

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I thought the most famous clown in Spain was their finance minister.

Alan Eisenberg says:

Good one fw.

I like clowns, Spain, and Israel, but I don’t understand from this article (it is all too brief) or the link, why permission not granted. Could it be because Shin Bet decided the clown was not really funny? Advise.

Marc Tracy says:

well done, fw.

fw says:

Thanks Marc. I mean, we can cry or laugh, right?

HP says:

Wrong fw, its most famous “sad” clown is Mr Zapatero who was Al Qaida’s choice for Prime Minister a few years ago.

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Israel Refuses Entry to Famed Clown

And Spain isn’t laughing

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