⛔ Banned: Self-hating American Jew denied entry to Israel
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri prevented the entry of a self-hating Jewish-American citizen into Israel on Sunday night over her ties to BDS.
Ariel Gold, a woman who loves to hate Israel, is known for her activity on boycotts as part of Code Pink, a far-left anarchist NGO.
Gold arrived in Israel as a tourist a few months ago, and during her stay it became clear that she was a known BDS activist.
A statement issued by the Interior Ministry said that upon her departure from Israel, she received a letter informing her that her next visit to Israel would have to be made in advance.
Gold recently contacted the authorities and claimed that she wanted to come to Israel for Jewish studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
After she landed at Ben-Gurion Airport at night, she was questioned, and after her situation was clarified, Minister of Strategic Affairs and Information Gilad Erdan recommended preventing her entry into Israel.
Following the recommendation, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri decided to cancel her studies visa and prevent her from entering Israel.
“Gold has distributed videos on social networks, in which she harasses IDF soldiers and Border Police officers in Hevron, accusing the soldiers of apartheid and oppression, and that their actions do not conform to Jewish values,” wrote Minister Erdan.
The recommendation also states that “Gold is not only an activist, but aggressively active in Israel and abroad.”
Interior Minister Deri said in response: “I am again using my authority to prevent the entry into Israel of a woman who came to act against Israel and call for its boycott. This is a Jew who tried to abuse this fact. Those boycott activists must understand that the rules of the game have changed. We will no longer be allowed to enter the country to harm the state and its residents.”
Minister Erdan said: “The policy I have set is clear: Whoever consistently acts to boycott Israel will not enter here. The rules have changed, and the State of Israel will not restrain itself against those who try to harm it.”