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New Regulation Dealing with Deportations Issued in Israel

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A new regulation dealing with deportations from Israel was issued here today by Interior Minister Moshe Haim Shapiro. The order provides that an expulsion order must be served in writing and must not be executed before a three-day period has expired. The purpose of the 72-hour gap, it was explained, was to give attorneys for the person involved time to appeal to a court. However, unless a court order remands the expulsion order in the meantime, the order may go into effect.

The entire issue is a result of the manner in which the late Robert Soblen, the man convicted of espionage in the United States, had been expelled from Israel in 1962. A Ministerial committee that investigated that case had reported that, while the Soblen expulsion order was technically legal, it would be desirable to formulate clearer practices in the future to avoid further mishaps.

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