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We Should Welcome BDS Supporters Into Israel So They Can See How Wrong They Are

Several news sites are reporting this week that a UK proponent of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has been blocked from entering Israel, in keeping with a recently-passed bill that allows border officials to deny entry to foreign nationals who support a boycott of Israel. The bill, whose final wording was approved by …

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Prominent Israeli Arab Slams Basel Ghattas for Anti-Israel Tour of Canada

The anti-Israel tour of Canada by Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas is being harshly criticized not only by Israeli Jewish politicians, but by a major figure in Israel’s Arab community. Talab al-Sana suggested on Facebook that Ghattas was a hypocrite for advocating a total boycott of Israel at the World Social Forum in Montreal. Al-Sana asked, “If the …

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Israeli-Arab Politician Set to Speak at Venues with Antisemitic Histories

Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas is set to address two Ontario organizations with a history of promoting antisemitism and anti-Israel conspiracy theories. This evening, Ghattas will appear before the Canadian Arab Society in London, Ont. The Canadian Arab Society’s official Facebook page claims, among other things, that Israel is exporting oil on behalf of ISIS and …

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B’nai Brith Canada Information Makes Waves in Israeli Knesset

By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada  Members of Knesset from at least three Israeli political parties are suggesting that an Israeli-Arab parliamentarian should be expelled because of his anti-Israel and antisemitic activities in Canada, The Jerusalem Post is reporting. Observers from B’nai Brith Canada attended and recorded a speech made by Dr. Basel Ghattas, the MK …

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Israel Looks To Deport Boycott And Sanctions Activists

By Jordan Zaitchik B’nai Brith Canada The Public Security Ministry of the Knesset has launched a task force that’s aiming to deport advocates for the boycott and sanctions movement against Israel, as reported by Jerusalem Post. “Boycotting Israel must have a price,” said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan a press conference announcing the task force. Public Security, …

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Knesset To Expand Cyber Defence

By Jordan Zaitchik B’nai Brith Canada Israel is en route to become “a leading country in cyber defence,” according to a report from the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee’s Subcommittee for Cyber Affairs. The committee has released a statement that describes the consolidation of several cyber defence programs and the establishment of a National …

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Knesset Passes Major Law in Fighting Terrorism

By Jordan Zaitchik B’nai Brith Canada Earlier this week, the Knesset passed new and expanded anti-terrorism legislation. The new laws penalize convicted terrorists, supporters and organizers of terror harsher and more effectively than ever before. Punishments range from heavy fines to life sentences. The goal of the legislation is to ”set legal guidelines in criminal …

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Knesset Committee Proposes Mammoth Punishments for Israeli Flag Burning

By Jordan ZaitchikB’nai Brith Canada Flag burners in Israel are about to get burned in the third degree. The Knesset issued a press release on June 13 stating the Internal Affairs Committee approved the first reading of a bill that would hand out harsher punishments for desecrating the Israeli flag. The new bill would enact …

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