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Lara Alqasem's detention in Israel exposes campaign to police free speech and suppress critics

Oct 10, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Gershom Gorenberg is an Israeli historian and journalist. 

As I write, Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American student of Palestinian descent, is sitting in a "detention facility" at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport. She has been there for a week. She arrived to begin a master's degree in human rights at Hebrew University. Unexpectedly, her graduate work began with a case study: Israeli immigration authorities refused her entry, alleging that she had been involved in the boycott...