Suspected BDS Activist Can Enter Israel

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An Israeli Court ruled in her favor. “The case of Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old Florida native who argued against her deportation order in three court hearings, leaves a question mark over the law, passed in 2017, that takes aim at the international BDS movement — a loose affiliation of groups that call to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel because of its treatment of Palestinians,” Ruth Eglash writes in The Washington Post.

For their part, “Alqasem’s attorneys argued that her activities in Students for Justice in Palestine did not meet the legal test for the boycott law and that, in her role as president, she did not actively promote a boycott,” Eglash writes. “They also argued that she was no longer involved in the group.”