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Shutting the door on BDS

Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:18 am

We don’t imagine that pictures of Rebecca Vilkomerson are hanging in post offices across Israel. But the organization she heads, Jewish Voice for Peace, was recently banned there, so she and other group leaders are barred from entering the country.

Of the 20 groups (six of them American) that Israel banned for advocating the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, JVP is the only one that holds itself out as “Jewish” — although many of the other groups on the list have Jewish leaders and receive support from Jewish funders.

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