Israeli Yeshiva Student Could Open Asylum Doors to Conscientious Objectors, Palestinians

Daniella Peled
Daniella Peled
London
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London

LONDON – Despite an initial setback, lawyers hope the case of an ultra-Orthodox Israeli who is seeking asylum in Britain because he believes he risks conscription to the Israel Defense Forces will set a legal precedent.

An attorney acting on behalf of the unnamed 21-year-old, who is appealing after his initial claim was rejected last year, said that if the appeal is successful, it would “potentially open doors to other conscientious objectors from Israel being able to run similar arguments in future,” as well as helping Palestinian asylum seekers with their own claims.

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