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Israeli NGO Demands Israel Revoke BDS Founder’s Residency

teleSUR | April 28, 2019

The Israeli human rights group, Betzalmo, has called on Israel’s Attorney General and Minister of Interior to cancel BDS-founder Omar Al-Barghouti’s residency status, Arutz Sheva reported Sunday.

According to a letter that was dated for April 24, 2019, the Israeli NGO argued how it was possible that Barghouthi could be denied entry into the United States, but not in Israel, which is the country he is calling on the world to boycott.

“A recent law authorizes the Minister of the Interior, with the approval of the Attorney General, to revoke residency for anyone who harms state security or violates allegiance to the state, or endangers public peace,” Betzalmo stated. “Undoubtedly Barghouti’s leadership of the boycott movement against all citizens of the State of Israel severely harms the State of Israel and is a blatant breach of allegiance, as well as a threat to Israel’s security and defense by pushing for an arms embargo against Israel.”

The Israeli NGO said “in addition, the BDS movement collaborates with terrorist organizations, so there is undoubtedly an indirect link between Mr. Barghouti and terrorist organizations.”

Betzalmo CEO Shai Glick also released a statement in which he corroborated the claims in the letter that was dated for April 24.

“The State of Israel is a democratic and liberal state, but it must, in the name of democracy and liberalism, defend itself and its citizens. A determined struggle against the boycott constitutes true defense of the citizens of the State of Israel.” Glick said. “We cannot demand from our allies in the world to prevent the entry of a boycott activist and to prevent conferences of boycott organizations, while allowing those leading BDS activists residency in Israel, giving them State benefits and a platform. We are certain that the Interior Minister and the Attorney General will act with determination and immediately revoke Mr. Barghouti’s residency so he will be able to disseminate his toxic teaching only outside Israel.”

Barghouti was previously denied entry in to the United States, despite having the necessary documentation to enter the country.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) is a global campaign that has called for the economic boycott of Israel until it meets its “obligations under international law.”

April 28, 2019 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Solidarity and Activism | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. How Israeli Zionist entities fear exposure. Exposure of criminality, that is.

    And those complicit, those abetting, those who deny the criminality are also guilty: they are an accomplice.

    “Something wicked this way…” spreads, infects and corrupts those who accomplice themselves.

    Their victims include those who expose their crimes.The accomplices can not imprison Barghouti, for he has done nothing for them to arrest and imprison him. as has been done in England, in America… of those who have exposed the crimes of war.

    What BDS attempts is to show why Israel should be boycotted, divested of profiteering from investing in it, and sanctioned. Barghouti is a martyr; the Zionist entities are attempting to deny his exposing their crimes and their means are to sacrifice him.

    Where will he go if he has no citizenship? America is participating in this.

    No amount of bribery, of clamor, of clever verbal manipulative talking can wash clean the soul of these complicit perpetrators, or justify the crimes committed by the Zionist entities…

    Comment by michael | April 28, 2019 | Reply


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