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Israel imposes its own travel ban, delegitimises itself

TJI Pick
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Published: 7 March 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

On same day as Trump signed an executive order for a new version of his travel ban, the Bennettyahu government introduced Israel’s own. Critics say the new law erases the Green Line, mirrors the approach of the global BDS movement and plays into its hands, will damage Israel-Diaspora relations, and will further isolate Israel internationally.

Israel's travel ban: Knesset bars entry to foreigners who call for boycott of settlements – Jonathan Lis – Haaretz 06.03.17
New law doesn't include caveat urged by Justice Ministry: to exempt Palestinians who reside in Israel for family reunification reasons.

And see:

'How would Israelis feel if another country decided not to let them in because they advocate for settlements?' - Allison Kaplan Sommer – Haaretz 06.03.17
As Israeli lawmakers propose to bar settlement-boycott supporters from entering the country, rights groups and others move between outrage and dismay.

Israel undermines its own legitimacy with new boycott ban law – Ameinu US press statement 06.03.17
Kenneth Bob, president of Ameinu, the largest progressive Zionist organisation in North America, is also a governor of the Jewish Agency.

The new anti-boycott law Is anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish – Chemi Shalev – Haaretz 07.03.17
Frustrated by their failure to annex, right wingers exact a price tag from opponents of Jewish presence in the West Bank. 

Israel just got more BDS than BDS – MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) – The Times of Israel 07.03.17

Five ways Israel will make you hate Israel this week – Bradley Burston – Haaretz 07.03.17
There was a time when commentators wryly observed that Israel acts like a country which wants people to hate it and boycott it. After this week, there's nothing wry about it.

Eligible for Aliyah, barred from Israel: the absurdity of the anti-BDS Law – Haaretz Editorial 17.01.17
The true purpose of the bill is to impose a sweeping sanction on anyone who doesn’t accept the Israeli occupation policy.

Why ‘anti’ BDS advocacy is ineffective – some reminders June 5, 2016


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