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  • Supreme Court rules Israel can expel top Human Rights Watch director

    Israel's top court says Omar Shakir can be deported, escalating the government's efforts to silence criticism of its policies. His case has been described as a watershed moment for human rights advocacy and free speech in Israel. Israel’s Supreme Court upheld the deportation of the Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch Omar Shakir on Tuesday after a lengthy legal battle to allow him to remain in the country. [tmwinpost] Justices Neal Hendel, Noam Sohlberg, and Yael Willner accepted the state’s claim that Shakir, a U.S. citizen, supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, rejecting Shakir and Human Rights…

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