Amer­i­can stu­dent asks court to al­low her en­try into Is­rael

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An Amer­i­can grad­u­ate stu­dent who has been held in de­ten­tion while fight­ing an ex­pul­sion or­der over her in­volve­ment in the boy­cott move­ment against Is­rael asked a judge in Tel Aviv on Thurs­day to al­low her to en­ter the coun­try to be­gin her stud­ies.

Lara Alqasem, 22, is to re­main in de­ten­tion un­til the ver­dict. The judge gave no in­di­ca­tion which way he would lean or when he would de­cide.

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