***UPDATE: The final language of the bill has been significantly broadened, and now applies to “Any
person who is not a citizen of Israel or holds a certification for permanent residency in the state of Israel shall
not be given a residing certification or permit of any kind, if he, or the organization or agency for the sake of
which he acts (she-hu po’el avuram), has knowingly published a public call to boycott the State of Israel,
as defined in the Law to Prevent Harming the State of Israel through Boycott of 2011, or if he has committed to
take part in such a boycott, as stated.”***
***UPDATE: The Knesset passed the "Entry Bill" into law on March 6, 2017***
APN's statement condemning passage of the law is here.
What is the “Entry Law”?
The so-called “Entry Law” currently under consideration is an amendment to Israel’s 1952 “Entry Law,” which
determines who is allowed to enter into Israel and under what conditions.
The amendment stipulates that any person who is not an Israeli citizen will be denied entry into Israel if:
“if the person, or the organization or agency for the sake of which he acts, has knowingly publicized a call
to boycott the state of Israel, as defined in the 2011 Law to Prevent Harming the State of Israel through
Boycott, or (if that person) has pledged to participate in such a boycott.”[while granting Israel’s
Interior Minister the prerogative to issue exceptional entry permits to boycotters “for special