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Israel Court Denies Admission to U.S. Jew Charged with Crime

August 31, 1962
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The Israel Supreme Court dismissed today an application by Mervyn Green of Cleveland for an order to the Interior Ministry to issue to him an immigration visa. The three-justice tribunal ruled two to one against the application without comment, announcing that a detailed ruling would be issued later. The ruling will be appealed.

The crucial point before the tribunal was whether a person charged with a crime but not convicted of it was “a person with a criminal past likely to endanger the public peace. ” Prospective immigrants so classified cannot migrate to Israel under its Law of Return,

Gold was indicted in the United States on charges of fraudulent financial transactions in that country. He arrived in Israel with a passport which he said he lost after a substitute passport was taken from him by the United States consul in Naples to force him to return to stand trial.

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