Supreme Court denies Nobel laureate's deportation appeal

By DAN IZENBERG, JPOST.COM STAFF
October 4, 2010 22:34

The Supreme Court denied Mairead Maguire's appeal against her deportation from Israel on Monday.

The court made it clear that it did not believe Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire's claim that she did not know he had been banned from entering the country for 10 years when she arrived in Israel last week.

Earlier in the day, Supreme Court President Dorit Benisch had suggested the state allow her to remain in the country until Wednesday when a series of meetings she was scheduled to attend were scheduled to end.

Benisch along with Justice Asher Grunis indicated that for "overall" reasons, which they did not explain, the state are to consider that option. Nevertheless, Benisch added that she was certain Maguire knew about the deportation order, and did not come to Israel in good faith or with "friendly intentions."


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