Israel Seeks to Sanction Amnesty International for Anti-Settlement Campaign

An Egyptian shouts anti-Israeli slogans in front of banners with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) logo during the launch of the Egyptian campaign that urges boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and Israeli-made goods, at the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 20, 2015. BDS is a …
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The Algemeiner reports: – Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) is exploring the possibility of denying tax benefits to individuals or organizations that donate funds to the human rights group Amnesty International due to its recent campaign against Israel’s settlements.

The group’s “50 Years of Occupation” campaign calls on the international community to boycott Israeli products manufactured in the West Bank, as well as impose an arms embargo on Israel, claiming that the Jewish state’s settlement enterprise constitutes a war crime.

An official in Kahlon’s office said on Thursday the move was in line with Israel’s “Prevention of Damage to the State of Israel through Boycott Law.”

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