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July 9, 2011 8:51 pm

Israel, Europe Turn Back Pro-Palestinian Activists

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Forbes – Pro-Palestinian protesters trying to reach Israel were blocked at airports in Europe and two American activists who arrived in Israel were deported early Friday, Israeli officials said.

Israel increased security at Ben-Gurion International Airport ahead of the activists’ arrival and asked foreign airlines to prevent blacklisted travelers from boarding Israel-bound flights, as hundreds said they would travel to Israel to protest Israeli policies toward the Palestinians.

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