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Over 100 Academics, Jewish Leaders Demand Israel Release U.S. Student

Over 100 Academics, Jewish Leaders Demand Israel Release U.S. Student

Edo Konrad

Over 100 academics and Jewish professionals signed a petition demanding that Israeli authorities release a Palestinian-American student they have been detaining for nearly a week and let her enter the country to complete a Master’s degree the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

“Lara Alqasem, who had already been given a student visa and was accepted by Hebrew University, was detained upon arriving at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport last Tuesday. She was ordered deported for her alleged past membership in a student organization that advocates the boycott of Israel.”

The “only democracy in the Middle East” strikes again. Puke.

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The linked +927 article says she’s appealed the deportation, and the court has given the state until Thursday to respond. Definitely worth keeping an ear on, though.

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And the United States, of course, says ---------nothing. : (

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Boycott Israel. Deport Israel from the rest of the world’s nations. Get rid of them from the UN and other world bodies. Show Israel what deportation for one’s views really means.

I have no idea what you think you mean by this, but it’s dangerously close to antisemitism. I suggest you rethink it.