JERUSALEM - Israel's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a deportation order against an Irish Nobel peace laureate who has taken up the Palestinian cause, clearing the way for her expulsion, a court official said.

JERUSALEM - Israel's Supreme Court has upheld a deportation order against pro-Palestinian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire.

JERUSALEM - An Irish Nobel peace laureate called Israel an "apartheid" state during a deportation hearing before the country's Supreme Court Monday, prompting a rebuke from a judge who told her to keep her "propaganda" to herself.

JERUSALEM - Nobel peace laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire asked Israel's Supreme Court Sunday to allow her to enter the country, five days after the outspoken critic of Israel was detained at the airport on her way to meet Jewish and Palestinian peace activists.

JERUSALEM - More force should have been used to clear a ship's deck before the deadly May raid on a pro-Palestinian flotilla, Israel's army chief said Wednesday, claiming that some of the Turkish activists on board had guns and opened fire first, in the most detailed account of the incident to date.
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