Israel will vet peoples’ political opinions before allowing them to enter the country

Israel will vet peoples’ political opinions before allowing them to enter the country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 If this law goes through, as I suspect it will, then bang goes my chances
of going to Israel under the Law of Return! 
It is, once again, supported not only by the far Right and the further
Right but also by the Zionist ‘left’ of the Israeli Labour Party/Zionist Union.
 This proposed law follows on from the 2011
Law for Prevention of Damage to State of Israel through
Boycott, which made supporting Boycott a civil offence or tort.  It will prevent people who are known to have
called for or supported the Boycott of Israel from entering the country.

This is another
sign that the ‘only democracy in the Middle East’ fears democrataic debate and
being held accountable.  What other
country in the world would exaamine your political opinions and whether you
oppose that state or its government and then decide whether to allow you in or
not?
An even more
drastic measure, from the openly racist and fascist Avigdor Liebermann of
Yisrael Beteinu, which would have removed funding from political parties (i.e.
the Arab-Jewish Joint List) which support boycott of Israel, including even a boycott
of settlements (which would catch out the left-Zionist Meretz party) has been
shelved for the time being as Netanyahu is probably conscious of the further damage
it will do Israel.

The fact that Israel’s political leaders have seen fit to propose a further law against BDS, within 4 years of the previous law, shows not only that Boycott hurts the Zionists but that they fear its potential as well.  This is the best proof, if any were needed, that Boycott is one of the most effective if not the most effective tactic of supporters of the Palestinians and opponents of Zionism.

Tony Greenstein

 Ministers approve banning boycotters from entering Israel

Jerusalem
Post 19.10.15. Lahav Harkov

Bayit
Yehudi bill would also keep non-citizens or permanent residents who boycott
settlements out of the country.

Pro-Palestine
demonstrators calling for a boycott during a protest in Paris. (photo
credit:AFP PHOTO)
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The
cabinet’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Monday a bill that
would deny entry to the country to anyone urging a boycott of Israel.

The initiative by MK Yinon Magal of Bayit Yehudi would bar any non-citizens or
residents encouraging steps to embargo Israel from obtaining a visa or
residency permit.


“It cannot be that someone who is trying to harm the State of Israel can enter
it freely,”
Magal said after ministers approved the bill, which must still
obtain parliamentary approval before it becomes law.

Magal said anyone boycotting Israel was “employing terrorism” against the
country, adding that “it is unthinkable that he would be allowed to move freely
through the country.”

MKs from Zionist Union, Yesh Atid, Kulanu, United Torah Judaism, Shas and the
Likud have co-sponsored Magal’s initiative.

The measure defines boycott by the wording of a 2011 anti-boycott bill as any
deliberate avoidance of economic, social or academic ties or ties to a person
or other body just because of his connection to the State of Israel, its
institutions or regions under its control, in order to harm it economically,
social or academically.”

The words “regions under its control” would make the bill, should it become
law, applicable to people who call to boycott Israelis or their institutions in
settlements or the West Bank.

The measure would permit the interior minister to make exceptions under special
circumstances.

The bill’s explanatory portion points out that in recent years there has been
an increase in calls to boycott Israel.

“It seems that [boycotts are] a new front in the war against Israel, for which
the state, thus far, has avoided properly preparing,” it reads. “This bill is
meant to prevent people or representatives of companies and organizations that
call to boycott Israel to act within our territory to promote their ideas.”

The ministerial committee postponed a decision on a measure proposed by Yisrael
Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman to cut government campaign funding for
political parties that either advocate boycotting Israel or have MKs who do so.

Liberman accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of asking for the delay “for
not reason.”

“That is very typical of the prime minister, and it is unacceptable,” Liberman
said.

The Joint List and Meretz could lose funding should such a bill become law.

Israeli ‘Anti-boycott’ Law Shelved, With Netanyahu’s Intervention

The
bill proposed cutting off political parties that support boycotting products
from Israeli settlements.

Jonathan
Lis Oct 19, 2015 4:32 PM
Avigdor Lieberman at
a meeting of Yisrael Beiteinu, October 12, 2015.Olivier Fitoussi
Bill
aims to cut funding to political parties that support settlement boycott
A
bill that seeks to silence Israeli lawmakers
Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Ministerial Committee for Legislation
to take a bill off its agenda that would defund parties in which a Knesset Member
calls for a boycott of settlement products or encourages a boycott of Israel or
Israeli trade.
Yisrael
Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman had submitted the bill.
“Half
an hour before the committee met, I was informed that the prime minister was
demanding that the debate on the bill be postponed at least two weeks, without
reason,”
said Lieberman. “This is regretfully very typical of the
prime minister.”

Lieberman
said that there is no reason for parties that provide ammunition to Israel’s
enemies and call for a boycott of settlement products to receive
taxpayer-funded money. He submitted the bill after the Hadash and Meretz
parties expressed support for boycotting settlement products and MK Basel
Ghattass (Joint List) backed boycotting of Israel.
Parties
that knowingly make a public call for boycotting Israel in a situation in which
there is a reasonable chance the call will lead to a boycott would not be
eligible for funding, according to the bill.

 

 

 

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