Well, isn't this a fine "how do you do?":
On another issue of friction between the United States and its closest Mideast ally, Rice said she sees no reason that Israel has not yet approved travel papers for Palestinian students from the Gaza Strip who won prestigious Fulbright scholarships for study in the U.S.
Three of the seven scholarship winners have been held up because of unspecified security concerns. The students had been told by U.S. diplomats that they could not use their fellowships this year because Israel did not approve travel papers, but Rice intervened.
I'm sorry ... three Palestinians couldn't travel to the U.S. because Israel had not approved their travel papers? Would someone care to explain that to me?