BDS Blacklist: Members of 20 hate groups banned from entering Israel
Israel on Sunday published a list of 20 global organizations whose members will be barred from entering the country due to their support for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
The list primarily includes European and American organizations as well as groups from Latin America, a group from South Africa and an international umbrella organization. On Saturday it was revealed that the left-wing organization Jewish Voice for Peace was on the list.
These organizations operate consistently against the State of Israel, the government has argued, while putting pressure on other organizations, institutions and countries to boycott Israel.
“We have moved from defense to attack. The boycott organizations need to know that the State of Israel will act against them and will not allow them to enter its territory in order to harm its citizens,” Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said in a statement issued with the list on Sunday.
“Forming the list is another step in our struggle against the incitement and lies of the boycott organizations, and no state would allow visitors who come to harm the state to enter it, and certainly with the goal of destroying Israel as a Jewish state,” he said.
The complete list:
? AFPS( (The Association France Palestine Solidarité)
? BDS France
? BDS Italy
? ECCP (The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine)
? FOA (Friends of Al-Aqsa)
? IPSC (Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign)
? Norgeׂׂ (The Palestine Committee of Norway) Palestinakomitee
? PGS- (Palestine Solidarity Association in Sweden) Palestinagrupperna i Sverige
? PSC (Palestine Solidarity Campaign)
? War on Want
? BDS Kampagne
? AFSC (American Friends Service Committee)
? AMP (American Muslims for Palestine)
? Code Pink
? JVP (Jewish Voice for Peace)
? NSJP (National Students for Justice in Palestine)
? USCPR (US Campaign for Palestinian Rights)
? BDS Chile
? BDS South Africa
? BNC (BDS National Committee)