Canadian women denied entry to Israel to be deported

September 27, 2011 15:28


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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.

Sarah 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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