Israel’s Public Security Minister seeks to “cancel the tax benefits” and even ban Amnesty Int’l from entering/operating in Israel following its anti-Israel report calling on internet tourism companies to boycott numerous Jewish heritage sites.
By Ben Ariel
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Wednesday threatened to ban Amnesty International from Israel after the group published a report calling on popular tourism websites to boycott Jewish heritage sites.
“Amnesty International, that hypocritical organization that speaks in the name of human rights, is acting to promote a boycott of Israelis as part of a campaign of anti-Semitic delegitimization,” said Erdan.
“I have instructed the ministry of strategic affairs to examine the possibility of preventing the entry of members of Amnesty to Israel. Continue Reading »
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has applied to the Tel Aviv court for permission to join the defense team representing the American student, Lara Alqasem, who is still awaiting an appeal against deportation from her holding-cell at the Ben Gurion Int’l airport’s detention facility.
By i24NEWS – AFP
A US student refused entry for alleged support of a pro-Palestinian boycott of goods from Israeli has chosen to stay and fight the ban in court with the support of the Hebrew University where she had intended to spend a year studying.
Immigration authority spokeswoman Sabine Haddad told AFP late Tuesday that Lara Alqasem was being held at an immigration facility but was not under arrest. Continue Reading »
Convicted Palestinian terrorist Jibril Rajoub, whose currently the Palestinian Sports Minister, was fined & banned in August from FIFA games after inciting violence & hatred against int’l football [soccer] superstar Lionel Messi, so now Israel is calling on the IOC to consider adopting a similar position.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Palestinian Olympic Committee chairman and convicted terrorist Jibril Rajoub should be suspended from the International Olympic Committee for inciting violence, Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan wrote in a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach on Tuesday.
“Sports should be used to build bridges and spread peace between nations, and should not be used to promote divisiveness and racism,” Erdan wrote. Continue Reading »
BDS director in Europe Ana Sanchez Mera, was banned from entering Israel by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri for advocating boycotts and organizing demonstrations in Spain against the State of Israel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Population Authority on Tuesday prevented the entry into Israel of Ana Sanchez Mera, a senior member of the BDS National Committee (BNC), under the guidance of Minister Aryeh Deri, on the recommendation of Minister Erdan.
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (L) and Public Security Min. Gilad Erdan (R) Photos: Wikimedia
The activist who has been prevented from entering Israel is the coordinator of the BNC organization in Europe and the director of the organization’s international campaigns. Continue Reading »
BDS activist & anti-Israel propagandist Lydia de Leeuw, was detained by Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority at Ben Gurion Int’l airport, then refused an entry visa on Friday by the Interior Minister for persistently taking part in activities against the State of Israel.
BY JULIANE HELMHOLD
A Dutch female BDS activist was refused entry into Israel Friday noon by the Population and Immigration Authority of Ben Gurion airport.
Entry into Israel, Passport Control. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Lydia de Leeuw had persistently taken part in activities against the State of Israel and demonstrations, and promoted the de-legitimization of and boycott against Israel in the Netherlands. Continue Reading »
After a few questions upon her arrival at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday evening, notoriously known anti-Israel activist Ariel Elyse Gold had her visa nullified and was prevented from entering the country.
Ido Ben Porat
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Sunday prevented an American Jewish BDS activist from entering Israel, at the recommendation of Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan.
The activist, Ariel Elyse Gold, is a recognized anti-Israel activist belonging to the Codepink organization.
Ariel Elyse Gold openly protests on social media against Israel.- Facebook
Gold arrived in Israel a few months ago as a tourist, and during her stay it became known that she is a well-known activist who was leading boycotts against Israel. Continue Reading »
After the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) worked hard to make sure Netta didn’t amass votes outside of Israel, they were devastated to learn Saturday night, it was a huge waste of time & money.
– Watch Netta’s winning performance.
– Watch Netanyahu’s reaction…it’s hilarious.
By Israel Today Staff
War with Iran seems more likely than ever, and the United States is about to move its embassy to Jerusalem. But on Sunday morning Israelis could talk of little else than the nation’s victory at the Eurovision song contest.
Final tally of top 26 of 43 entries to the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Minister of Public Security is spearheading effort to end criminal proceeding for the use of marijuana in private. With the bill having passed unanimously in its first reading in the Knesset, it’s highly likely, average citizens caught with grass will no longer be stigmatized as criminals.
By SHOSHANA KRANISH
A bill that would legalize the use of cannabis passed unanimously in its first reading in the Knesset on Wednesday.
Currently, the law prohibits the usage of cannabis.
The new bill focuses on public enforcement: those caught with cannabis in public are subject to various fines: on the first offense, 1000 NIS and 2000 NIS for the second offense. Continue Reading »
Israel Police observation posts being erected outside the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City are part of enhanced security measures announced last summer, including additional surveillance cameras and more security personnel.
– Arab resident of Jerusalem, ‘This makes me sad, and angry.’
– Public Security Minister Erdan, ‘Damascus Gate is going through a revolution.’
By John T. Huddy, The Media Line
A new Israeli Border Police guard tower stands at the base of the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.It’s a noticeable part of the landscape and an example of Israel’s increased security presence at the ancient entrance to the Muslim Quarter, which in the recent past has been a flashpoint for violence. Continue Reading »
Israel’s completed border fence successfully prevented migrants from entering Israel illegally in 2017, while gov’t data shows 4,012 illegal ‘residents’ left voluntarily.
• Cabinet to discuss the closing of the Negev’s Holot detention center, leaving held illegal migrants with two options: indefinite detention elsewhere or voluntary departure.
By Itsik Saban and Yori Yalon
Not one migrant entered Israel illegally in 2017, according to figures from the Border Crossings, Population and Immigration Administration. The figures mark a turning point in the fight against illegal immigration in the country.
According to the administration’s figures, 4,012 illegal residents – 3,332 of them citizens of African countries – voluntarily left Israel in 2017. Continue Reading »
Due to their support of BDS and convicted mass-murdering terrorist Marwan Barghouti, Israel’s Interior Minister Deri and Public Security Minister Erdan announced jointly that they will refuse entry to a delegation of European officials.
By Itamar Eichner and Amir Alon
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Monday that he would adopt the recommendation of Minister for strategic affairs and public security Gilad Erdan, thereby refusing to allow a delegation of European parliamentarians and French mayors to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority, due to their promotion of anti-Israeli BDS movement and intent to visit convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti. Continue Reading »
Arab religious leaders of the Islamic Waqf and certain Christian clerics call on church leaders in Israel not to sell Church owned land to Jews, referring to the Greek Orthodox Church that’s currently unloading lucrative parcels of land at reasonable prices.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Azzam al-Khatib, director of the Islamic Waqf properties in Jerusalem, is calling on Christians not to sell Church land to Jews, calling it “treason.”
In an interview with the Hamas newspaper Al-Risala, Khatib said that many sources in the Christian community had told of various real estate transactions that had taken place with Jews. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Public Security Minister opposed the recommendation, but still, an inter-ministerial committee OK’d the export of medical cannabis abroad, even after being warned how Israel may be unprepared to handle the ramifications of the export of this ‘dangerous drug.’
By Eli Senyor, Gad Lior
Israel will soon become a major exporter of medical cannabis and be one of the only nations in the world to officially export the plant to countries that approved it for medicinal use, all the while marijuana remains an illegal, controlled substance in Israel.
According to estimates, revenues from the export of Israeli cannabis could reach about NIS 1 billion a year. Continue Reading »
After continued violence on the Temple Mount, Israel ignores Jordan’s disapproval, holy site remains closed as Israel security forces continue their investigation and instals magnometers at Temple Mount entrances and closed circuit cameras around the Temple Mount.
By Hezki Baruch
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening participated in a telephone conference about the situation on the Temple Mount.
Temple Mount – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Participating in the teleconference were Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheikh, Shabak Director Nadav Argaman, and Jerusalem District Police Commander Yoram Halevi.
During the discussion, the decision was made to gradually reopen the Temple Mount to worshipers, tourists, and visitors beginning on Sunday afternoon. Continue Reading »