Israel denies entry to Jewish-American boycott activist

Israel’s immigration authority says the activist, Ariel Gold, arrived to Israel and was refused entry at the airport. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@ArielElyseGold)
Updated 02 July 2018

Israel denies entry to Jewish-American boycott activist

JERUSALEM: Israel has denied entry to a Jewish-American activist for advocating boycotts of the Jewish state.
Israel’s immigration authority says the activist, Ariel Gold, arrived to Israel Sunday and was refused entry at the airport. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said “whoever works consistently for a boycott against Israel will not enter here.”
Gold is the national co-director of CODEPINK, a group that advocates for boycotts over Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. In a statement, the group said Gold was held for seven hours before being flown back to the US, where she will arrive Monday.
Israel has been battling a grassroots movement calling for boycotts, sanctions and divestment. It has previously barred entry to other activists.


Ex-head of Libya's anti-Qaddafi revolt dies of coronavirus

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Ex-head of Libya's anti-Qaddafi revolt dies of coronavirus

  • Jibril, 68, died in Cairo where he had been hospitalized for two weeks

TRIPOLI: Mahmud Jibril, the former head of the rebel government that overthrew Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, died Sunday of the coronavirus, his party said.
Jibril, 68, died in Cairo where he had been hospitalized for two weeks, said Khaled Al-Mrimi, secretary of the Alliance of National Forces party founded by Jibril in 2012.