Photo Credit: screen capture of KMBC interview
Chip Cantor of Kansas City was detained and deported from a UK airport in May, allegedly because of Israeli stamps in his passport

The Jewish Press will continue to monitor this shocking story.

When reached by telephone, Senator Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) media assistant told The Jewish Press that the Senate staff is working with the Cantor family and is treating the matter as a constituent services issue.


Repeated efforts to reach the British Ambassador to the United States and many British Consul Generals were unsuccessful.

An interview with Chip and his father discussing the incident with a local Kansas City television station, is below:

UPDATE: The following was received from a British Embassy spokesperson:

The Home Office expects the highest levels of integrity and behaviour from all our staff. Any complaints of discrimination will be fully investigated.



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