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Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan

The Israeli government has published the anti-BDS (anti-Israel Boycott, Divest & Sanctions) blacklist developed by the Strategic Affairs Ministry.

Those who are members of the 20 organizations on the blacklist will be unable to gain entry to the Jewish State, beginning in March.


“The boycott organizations need to know that the State of Israel will act against them and not allow them entry to harm our citizens,” said Minister Gilad Erdan. “No nation would have permitted entry to critics coming to harm the country.”

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, whose ministry will implement the ban, said, “These people are trying to exploit … our hospitality to act against Israel and to defame the country. I will act against this using every means.”

In addition to senior officials of the blacklisted organizations, and key activists, mayors and establishment figures who lead or promote boycotts against Israel will also be banned from entering the Jewish State. Activists who arrive on behalf of one of the blacklisted groups, or as part of a delegations sponsored by, or initiated or promoted by one of the blacklisted organization, will also be denied entry as well.

The Anti-BDS Blacklist


The France Association Palestine Solidarity
BDS France
BDS Italy
The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine
Friends of Al-Aqsa
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
The Palestine Committee of Norway
Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
War on Want
BDS Kampagne

North America

American Friends Service Committee
American Muslims for Palestine
Code Pink
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Students for Justice in Palestine (umbrella for SJP)
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Other groups

BDS Chile
BDS South Africa
BDS National Committee


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.