The Israeli Strategic Affairs Ministry on Sunday published a ‘blacklist’ containing names of 20 BDS-linked organizations from around the world who will be banned from entering the country.

BDS activists demonstrating

BDS activists demonstrating Photo credit: Flickr

Israel on Sunday published a list of organizations whose members are henceforth banned from entering the country due to their support of the BDS movement, which calls for boycotting and imposing sanctions on Israel.

The list, published by the Strategic Affairs Ministry, includes 20 BDS-linked organizations, most of them from Europe and the US. There are a few groups from South America and one from South Africa as well.

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan Photo credit: Tomer Neuberg, Flash 90

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said, “No country would allow in visitors who aim to harm it.” He called the blacklist “another step in our battle against the incitement and lies spread by the boycott groups.”