Lara Alqasem advocates for the end of the Jewish state. No country permits non-citizens who are enemies of the state to enter their land. That should be the end of the conversation.
But for Israel, the universal standard does not apply. The United Nations has proven time and again the existence of a double standard by which Israel is judged. This double standard is the lifeblood of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the worldwide campaign to boycott Israel. Alqasem, it’s leader on the University of Florida campus as recent as this past school year, has become the latest darling of Israel detractors that dominate the Left.
Alqasem was recently detained at Ben Gurion airport while trying to enter the country. She came to the land she despises to take advantage of its higher education system and obtain a master’s degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. But her advocacy of BDS, an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic movement caught up with her.