Why Israel Blocks Entry to Anti-Zionist Student Groups

(Algemeiner) Shiri Moshe - Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is among the American anti-Zionist student groups named in a new initiative announced Sunday by the Israeli government that will prevent the entry to the country of foreigners that promote a boycott of Israel. SJP activists "threaten, intimidate, and harass students on campus," argued Dan Diker, project director of the program to counter political warfare and BDS at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, who co-authored an extensive report on the group in November."They shut down free speech and they promote anti-normalization of relations not only with Israel, but with Jewish students on campus." "They are, simply put, a tyrannical student organization that university administration has been afraid to confront....They have basically co-opted the university campus as a place for the peaceful exchange of ideas" to advance their own agenda - "the dissolution of Israel as a nation-state of the Jewish people. No civilized country can countenance that kind of behavior."

2018-01-12 00:00:00

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