Israel’s top court upholds deportation of Human Rights Watch official
November 5, 2019
Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a government decision not to renew the work visa of a Human Rights Watch official and he will have to leave the country within 20 days or face deportation, his lawyer said. The unanimous three-judge decision supporting the Israeli government’s move against Omar Shakir, a U.S. citizen who represents HRW in Israel and the Palestinian territories, was published on the court’s website. Shakir had contested the government’s argument that his past pro-Palestinian statements constituted current backing for anti-Israel boycotts. Israel says that Shakir supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. READ MORE
ALGEMEINER Adam Milstein: How BDS Mainstreamed Antisemitism on the American Campus — and Beyond Antisemitism did not die with the fall of Nazi Germany and its mass murder of six million Jews. The ancient hatred of the Jewish people has mutated like a deadly virus and now infected many college campuses across the US as a mainstream movement — and was embraced at a national conference at the University of Minnesota last weekend. The conference was held by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which has been one of the main drivers of the antisemitic and anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on American college campuses.