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June 10, 2015 1:22 pm

Knesset Member Introduces Bill Banning BDS Supporters From Entering Israel

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The Knesset. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The Knesset. Photo: Wiki Commons.

A member of Israel’s Knesset has introduced a bill prohibiting foreign citizens who call for a boycott of Israel from entering the country.

The bill, proposed by MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home), aims to prevent foreign activists from agitating against Israel from inside its own territory, and comes against the backdrop of an upsurge in international movements seeking to isolate the Jewish state.

“The past years have seen an increase in the frequency of calls to boycott Israel; the issue is on the public agenda” Magal’s spokesman, Yochai Nadiv, told Tazpit News Agency, alluding to recent incidents such as the statements made by Orange CEO Stephane Richard last week regarding his intention to sever ties with an Israeli mobile service provider.

According to Nadiv, the bill aims to serve as a means of defense against this phenomenon, which its text refers to as a “new front in a war against Israel.”

“Many foreign organizations not only call for a boycott, but come to the territories, agitate against Israel, then return home to spread their message abroad. It’s absurd: you let in people who wish to harm the country,” Nadiv explained, adding that similar laws already exist in several countries, including France, which prosecutes foreigners accused of anti-government agitation.

The bill, currently at the signing stage, is expected to be presented to the Knesset plenum for an initial vote next week.

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  • DocReality

    Good. BDS supporters are terrorist supporters.

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  • Eric R.

    Excellent idea, and they can start with letting the chief Jew-hater of the BDS movement – Herr Desmond Tutu – know that he is at the top of the No Entry list.

  • Andrew Klavan said:

    “Of course, the BDS movement does not really want to kill all the Jews; they just want boycotts, divestment and sanctions against the State of Israel, until the nation is so weak, it can be overrun by its enemies, so THEY can kill all the Jews.

    So it is not like BDSers are Nazis or anything; they are more like the Nazi’s cute little sidekicks; like Hitler and the Seven Dwarves.”

    SOURCE: Who Put the BS in BDS? 2014 July 2

  • **************************************************
    Hypocrisy of the Anti-Israel BDS Movement
    by Mr. Cohen, 2015 June 7, updated 2015 June 8

    In year 2012 CE, the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report revealed 17 countries that still practice or tolerate slavery: Algeria, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Kuwait, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea, Yemen, Madagascar, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, and Cuba.

    Notice that NONE of these 17 countries is suffers the wrath of the BDS movement, no matter how guilty they are of practicing slavery.

    Also notice that most of these countries are MUSLIM, which means that the Far-Left-dominated news media will NEVER give them the criticism they deserve, because the Far-Leftists are the loyal allies of the Muslims.

    Last but not least, the Far-Left-dominated BDS movement will NEVER target these counties with boycotts, because the Far-Leftists are the loyal allies of the Muslims.

    According to the year 2014 CE Freedom in the World Report, the ten most oppressive countries in the world are: Central African Republic, Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Eritrea, Syria, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, and Uzbekistan.

    Notice that NONE of these ten countries is suffers the wrath of the BDS movement, no matter how much they oppress their own citizens.

    Since year 1950 CE, China has occupied the land
    of Tibet and murdered around one million Tibetans.
    Does China suffer the wrath of the BDS movement? NO!

    Russia invaded Georgia in year 2008 CE.
    Russia invaded Ukraine in year 2014 CE.
    Is Russian boycotted by the BDS movement?
    NO! And it never will be.

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