American student fights deportation in Israeli high court



<pA U.S. graduate student has asked Israel‘s Supreme Court to overturn an expulsion order over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against Israel.

<pLara Alqasem has been held in detention since arriving in the country on Oct. 2 with a valid student visa.

<pIsrael says the Florida native, formerly involved in a pro-Palestinian group at her university, continues to promote the boycott movement against Israel and remains a threat. Alqasem, 22, has argued that she is no longer active.

<pShe turned to the high court Wednesday after a lower court last week rejected her appeal to stay in the country. It was not immediately clear when the Supreme Court would issue its verdict.

<pAlqasem had been registered to pursue a master's degree in human rights at Israel's Hebrew University.