Israel's travel ban: Knesset bars entry to foreigners who call for boycott of Israel or settlements - Israel News - Haaretz.com
As proud signers to the Palestinian call for boycott, we are now banned.
Statement from JVP ED Rebecca Vilkomerson:
"On the same day as the Trump administration
signed the second version of an unconstitutional and discriminatory
executive order barring visitors from specific Muslim countries, Israel
just passed its own discriminatory travel ban barring supporters of
nonviolent tactics to end Israel's violations of Palestinian rights.
My grandparents are buried in Israel, my husband and kids are citizens,
and I lived there for three years, but this bill would bar me from
visiting because of my work in support of Palestinian rights. The
profiling and denial of entry that Palestinians have long faced when
traveling to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories is now
being extended to apply to anyone who supports boycotts and other acts
of conscience to oppose Israel's policies. Israel is a place where I
have family, friends and many wonderful (as well as many terrible)
memories from every stage of my life. I'm very proud to support the BDS
movement, and hope that the response to this ban will hasten the day
when anyone can travel there freely."
A BDS demonstration in southern France, June 2015. George Robert, AP
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