- Associated Press - Sunday, August 8, 2010

MIAMI (AP) — The president of the University of Miami says she was interrogated at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel last month.

Donna Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, was visiting Israel in July as part of a delegation of university leaders invited by the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange. Miss Shalala, secretary of health and human services in the Clinton administration, stayed after the convention to meet with a group setting up a new medical school in Israel.

University spokeswoman Margot Winick said in an e-mail that Miss Shalala was delayed as she was leaving Israel with security questions and a luggage search that took nearly three hours — but she didn’t miss her flight.

Israeli airport authority officials said there was no record of the search.

 

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