Alqasem ruling proves the system works

The court disregarded constitutional arguments against the BDS ban, upholding the law but saying the government was exercising it in the wrong way.

When Lara Alqasem was refused entry to Israel because of her connections to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, and she remained in detention for two weeks because of her refusal to leave, the refrain from critics of the decision was: This is undemocratic.

In the end, the Alqasem saga showed just how democratic Israel really is. Continue reading


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