Israel to set up taskforce to work against boycott movements

Israel's Knesset yesterday agreed to have a joint taskforce to work against movements that promote boycotting Israel and to prevent them from operating within the country, local media reported. A senior official, who spoke to Israeli newspaper Haaretz on condition of anonymity, said that the new taskforce will define the criteria by which a foreign activist will be marked for deportation or barred from entry. It is unclear whether specific evidence against individual activists will be required or whether membership in an "incriminated" group will form sufficient grounds for deportation or prevention of entry. According to the official, members of the Knesset stressed that Israel seeks to focus on foreign nationals who are proven to have arrived in the country … Continue reading Israel to set up taskforce to work against boycott movements