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Israel’s latest travel ban law has been criticised as anti-democratic and counterproductive by opposition Knesset members and by Israeli human rights NGOs and US pro-Israel organisations, including the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Adalah-the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, B’Tselem, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, Ameinu, J Street, Americans for Peace Now, T’ruah-the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and the New Israel Fund.

Am I too dangerous to enter Israel? – Letty Cottin Pogrebin – Haaretz 09.03.17
If supporting a non-violent boycott of the settlements makes me an enemy of the Israeli state, so be it. But Israel’s border officers will have to hear my story before they turn me away for good.

I support boycotting settlements – should I be banned from Israel – Peter Beinart – The Forward 08.03.17
While I oppose boycotting Israel as a whole, I support boycotting Israeli settlements, which I believe threaten Israel’s moral character and its long-term survival. I’m joined in that belief by prominent Israeli writers like David Grossman, Amos Oz and A. B. Yehoshua. But I doubt that will help me when I’m standing in front of the admissions clerk at Ben Gurion Airport.

Israel’s travel ban backlash: over 100 Jewish Studies scholars vow not to visit Israel in protest – Taly Krupkin – Haaretz 09.03.17
‘In spite of our different views, we stand in strong opposition to the new law,’ petition reads, while other liberal US Jews warn new law will cause drift toward BDS camp.

Is Israel’s travel ban comparable to Trump’s? – Adam Chandler – The Atlantic 08.03.17

And see: Israel imposes its own travel ban, delegitimises itself March 7, 2017

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