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Alqasem has admitted that she supported BDS until April 2017, but has said that she then left the movement and that her desire to spend a year abroad at the Hebrew University shows a clear break.
Yesterday, the High Court of Justice froze Alqasem's deportation.
The question is doubly complex because it comes after the Supreme Court’s October decision blocking the deportation of student Lara Alqasem.
Alqasem's initial appeal to the Tel Aviv District Court was rejected on Friday with the court saying she was still a potential BDS risk.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Just hours before her deportation, Alqasem appealed to the High Court of Justice seeking to gain permission to enter the country.
By HAGAY HACOHEN
All that the public will remember of Alqasem’s trip to Israel is that the country’s authorities tried (unsuccessfully) to prevent her from entering Israel.
By AMIR SEGAL
The “War of Languages” was reignited after reports surfaced thatHebrew University of Jerusalem intends to mandate English as the language of instruction for its graduate and doctoral degrees.
By EYTAN MEIR
The Israeli Supreme Court only accepted Alqasem’s appeal after it was convinced that she no longer held the very same political opinions for which she was denied entry.
By SAWSAN ZAHER
I hope that this the last case in which an active member in an organization whose goal is the destruction of Israel is allowed in the country.
By NATI ROM
The Court’s decision was an all-too-common instance of its inner oligarchic nature. Showing its usual contempt for the elected government and the legislation it enacted.
By DOUGLAS ALTABEF
The judges’ verdict casts an important light on the darkness that the Netanyahu government has thrown over Israeli democracy.
By JEFF BARAK
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