A Canadian woman, who was
accepted to study at an Israeli university and arrived here Sunday with a
legitimate student visa, is to be deported in the coming days after the Petah
Tikva District Court denied her appeal to enter the country.
Ann-Marie Meakes, 26, was taken into custody at Ben Gurion Airport after
Interior Ministry officials accused her of deliberately lying on her student
application form. They pointed out that she had been deported from Israel just
over a year ago after her entry visa had expired.
A lawyer for the woman
said, however, that it boiled down to a mistranslation on the application forms
from Hebrew to English. He said that she had been under the impression her
previous entry problems from 2010 had sorted out.
Meakes is considering
appealing the case in the Supreme Court, said the lawyer
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