Israeli Ministers Back Bill to Bar Boycott Proponents

October 20, 2015

Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation is supporting a bill that would bar noncitizens or permanent residents who have advocated for boycotts of Israel from entering the country, various Israeli media sources, including Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post, reported Monday.

The text of the bill supported by the ministers states that it “is meant to prevent people or representatives of companies and organizations that call to boycott Israel to act within our territory to promote their ideas.” The international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel has gained steam in recent years, including in American academe.

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