August 9, 2016

Israel boycott update

Mondoweiss - Israel will soon search for, deport, and prevent the entry of international activists involved in the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan Sunday.

“If you have information about someone pretending to be a tourist who is actually staying in Israel as a boycott activist,” Erdan said, “tell us about it and we will remove him from the country.”

Recommendations for who to deport will be under the purview of “a joint team which will operate to expel and prevent the entry of boycott activists to Israel,” Erdan said. The group will comb through intelligence files and solicit tips on foreign visitors to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory who “are working here to incite and inflame, to collect information on Israel and then distort it and use it abroad to promote boycotts against Israel,” Erdan said


rael will soon search for, deport, and prevent the entry of international activists involved in the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, based on intelligence provided in part by hotline tips to a task force, said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan Sunday.
The program was announced on the minister’s Facebook page with a see-something-say-something statement.
“If you have information about someone pretending to be a tourist who is actually staying in Israel as a boycott activist,” Erdan said, “tell us about it and we will remove him from the country.”
Gilad Erdan. (Photo: Flash 90)
Gilad Erdan. (Photo: Flash 90)
Recommendations for who to deport will be under the purview of “a joint team which will operate to expel and prevent the entry of boycott activists to Israel,” Erdan said. The group will comb through intelligence files and solicit tips on foreign visitors to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory who “are working here to incite and inflame, to collect information on Israel and then distort it and use it abroad to promote boycotts against Israel,” Erdan said, adding, “Does this sound reasonable to you? Of course not.”
While the program is likely to be far-reaching in data collection on the whereabouts of internationals involved with pro-Palestinian human rights groups, only a fraction will be issued notices to leave, according to an unnamed source close to the ministers who spoke to Haaretz.
“For instance, we’ll have to think whether deporting certain individuals will benefit or harm Israeli interests. If it’s a foreign national whose pro-boycott activities are minor, and he is mainly involved in promoting human rights then we have no problem with that. But if it’s a group which is mainly involved in promoting the boycott and delegitimization of Israel then we have no interest in him coming in here,” the source said.
While Erdan did not specify which groups will be the target of the anti-BDS effort, Haaretz intimated the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) could face the first round of banishments.
“What really scares me is to not have witnesses,” Neta Golan, the ISM’s co-founder, told Mondoweiss.
Her group’s members operate in the
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rael will soon search for, deport, and prevent the entry of international activists involved in the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, based on intelligence provided in part by hotline tips to a task force, said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan Sunday.
The program was announced on the minister’s Facebook page with a see-something-say-something statement.
“If you have information about someone pretending to be a tourist who is actually staying in Israel as a boycott activist,” Erdan said, “tell us about it and we will remove him from the country.”
Gilad Erdan. (Photo: Flash 90)
Gilad Erdan. (Photo: Flash 90)
Recommendations for who to deport will be under the purview of “a joint team which will operate to expel and prevent the entry of boycott activists to Israel,” Erdan said. The group will comb through intelligence files and solicit tips on foreign visitors to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory who “are working here to incite and inflame, to collect information on Israel and then distort it and use it abroad to promote boycotts against Israel,” Erdan said, adding, “Does this sound reasonable to you? Of course not.”
While the program is likely to be far-reaching in data collection on the whereabouts of internationals involved with pro-Palestinian human rights groups, only a fraction will be issued notices to leave, according to an unnamed source close to the ministers who spoke to Haaretz.
“For instance, we’ll have to think whether deporting certain individuals will benefit or harm Israeli interests. If it’s a foreign national whose pro-boycott activities are minor, and he is mainly involved in promoting human rights then we have no problem with that. But if it’s a group which is mainly involved in promoting the boycott and delegitimization of Israel then we have no interest in him coming in here,” the source said.
While Erdan did not specify which groups will be the target of the anti-BDS effort, Haaretz intimated the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) could face the first round of banishments.
“What really scares me is to not have witnesses,” Neta Golan, the ISM’s co-founder, told Mondoweiss.
Her group’s members operate in the
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2 comments:

greg gerritt said...

Sounds like Israel has adopted the tactics of the Gestapo.

Anonymous said...

Deportation and relocation comprise the central paradigm of the empire. Disguised as humanitarian assistance, it is our global policy to uproot and move populations around the planet, not unlike Stalin's forced relocations within the USSR. This is our plan for Palestinians. It makes sense that their advocates would be ejected. But as to the related issue of terrorist access to the US, the alleged major players in 911 were welcomed with open arms. Similarly for many subsequent perpetrators. However, anyone like a famous scholar or dissident who might say something controversial, risks having their visa request denied.