US student barred from Israel over alleged BDS to fight case in court

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Lawyer for Lara Alqasem, who is being held at airport, says she just wants to study in Israel

A 22-year-old American student who has been held for a week at an Israeli airport accused of supporting a pro-Palestinian boycott campaign has become the focus of a debate around the country’s growing intolerance of critics.

Lara Alqasem, a US citizen with Palestinian grandparents, arrived at Ben-Gurion airport last week with a valid student visa, but authorities barred her from entering and ordered her deportation.

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