Their Long Walk to Freedom: Israeli Advocates Mark a Milestone in Their Battle for Asylum Seekers' Rights

The lawyers involved in the successful effort to appeal the legality of jailing asylum seekers for three years say the ruling was the only reasonable outcome – yet they are still in a state of pleasant shock.

“Seconds after I began reading the ruling that abolished, unanimously, the [amendment to the] Prevention of Infiltration Law, I burst into tears. Several days have gone by, and I still can’t take in what happened. It seems to me that none of those who took part in the battle against the law has really taken it in ... In the meantime, though, one question keeps gnawing at me: How is it that even the most...