Israel publishes BDS blacklist of organisations banned from entering country, as anti-boycott legislation takes effect

Israel has published a list of organisations supporting a boycott campaign against the country whose activists will be banned from entering the Jewish state.

Members of 20 groups which back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement will be denied entry visas and residency rights under a controversial law.

Gary Spedding, a British cross-party consultant on Israel and the Palestinian Territories, told The Independent the blacklist was merely an excuse to legally justify barring activists and human rights observers from entering the country.

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  • Brett_McS

    Quite a lot of Israel-supporting comments at the article. Must be a bit of a shock to the average Independent reader.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Independent was voted this year’s most anti Israel if not antisemitic major newspaper in the UK. Even moreso than the Guardian. In the future link to anyone else.

  • robins111

    I always find the caterwalling of the left, when they get justified push back, to be music to my ears.

  • occupant 9

    The Left loves to destroy what the Normal cares about, then cries when the rule of law stops them from achieving their destructive goals. The Left says it’s a war then complains when Normal folks respond accordingly.

    Interestingly, evil can only flourish when good men do nothing. When good men act then evil throws a large tantrum.

  • Perhaps it never occurred to the Jew-hating crowd that Israel was at the end of its tether.

  • Surele Surele

    “Gary Spedding, a British cross-party consultant on Israel and the
    Palestinian Territories, told The Independent the blacklist was merely
    an excuse to legally justify barring activists and human rights
    observers from entering the country” – and this is not o.k. because?

    • Clausewitz

      Israel should also put together a list of BDS supporters who would be banned from utilizing any of their medical breakthroughs.

  • disqusW6sf

    If the UK are banning “activists” Why can’t Israel do the same.