Israel bans 20 groups that boycott it: Israel Update

On Sunday, Israel identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state. Last year, Israel enacted a law that would ban any activist who “knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel." The recently identified groups hail from the United States, France, South Africa and beyond and count thousands of people as members. “The boycott organizations must know that the state of Israel will act against them,” said Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan in a statement. The groups were chosen because they are the main ones who “operate consistently and continuously” against Israel, according to Erdan’s office. More >