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May 26, 2006
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An Israeli court reversed itself and barred a British human-rights lawyer from entering Israel. Israeli judge Avraham Tal reversed his ruling made earlier Thursday when he said the Interior Ministry could not bar Kate Maynard from Israel, where she wanted to attend a human rights conference. Tal did ask the ministry to allow Maynard to enter Israel, but the ministry refused to do so. Maynard was involved in last year’s filing of a private war-crimes suit against Doron Almog, a retired Israeli army general, in connection with a counterterrorist action in the Gaza Strip.

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