Strategic Affairs Minister #GiladErdan: US student must repudiate BDS to gain entry to Israel

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Hebrew U. head backs detained US student, warns case harms anti-BDS effort
by Staff and AP
October 9, 2018

The Hebrew University on Tuesday threw its support behind a US student of Palestinian descent, who has been held at Ben Gurion Airport for a week and faces deportation for allegedly supporting an Israel boycott. Lara Alqasem, 22, who has Palestinian grandparents, was prevented from entering the country after arriving at Ben Gurion Airport last Tuesday, despite having received a student visa from the Israeli Consulate in Miami to study in a masters program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been held in a airport detention facility ever since while she appeals to be let in, arguing that she does not support a boycott of Israel. READ MORE

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