Five boycott supporters barred from entering Israel
The Israeli government on Wednesday blocked five foreign activists, who support the boycotting of Israel, from entering the country. The five were prevented from boarding their Lufthansa flight at their point of departure in the US after the Israeli government informed the airline that the activists should not be allowed to board without entry visas. Israel's Interior Ministry took the step at the recommendation of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs. The three Jews, one Muslim and one Christian were headed to Israel as part of a delegation organized by three US groups that support the boycott: American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.
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