Report: Israel Set to Block Entrance to BDS Extremists

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The Jerusalem Post reports: Israeli border authorities will deny entry to a number of hardcore BDS activists who are expected to visit imminently, sources at the Strategic Affairs Ministry told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

According to the sources, “significant” members of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign are part of delegations planning to visit the Jewish state. Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan did not specifically comment on the expected visit, but told the Post in a statement: “The policy which I have implemented is clear: BDS actors working to delegitimize Israel and harm its national security will not be allowed to enter. Every country has the right to refuse entry to foreign nationals seeking to harm it.”

He added: “This is part of the wider strategy I am leading to counter the BDS campaign and expose its true face. For too long Israel sat idly by – now we are fighting back.”

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