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How Detained US Student Lara Alqasem Became a Cause Celebrea for Jewish Liberals

    How Detained US Student Lara Alqasem Became a Cause Celebrea for Jewish Liberals

An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israel’s airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order. Usually, those…

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American College Student Considers Taking BDS Detention Case to Israel’s Supreme Court

    American College Student Considers Taking BDS Detention Case to Israel’s Supreme Court

After her legal challenge to end her detention was rejected by an Israeli district court on Friday, academics and activists pledged their support on Friday for Lara Alqasem, the 22-year-old U.S. graduate student who has been held for 10 days by Israel over accusations she has supported the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that…

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American College Student Held in Israel for Support of BDS Movement

    American College Student Held in Israel for Support of BDS Movement

An American student has become the latest victim of Israel’s law targeting supporters of the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Lara Alqasem, 22, has been held since last Tuesday at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. Alqasem is a graduate of the University of Florida and a US citizen whose grandparents are Palestinian She tried…

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