Israel's Decision to Deny Entry to U.S. Reps Topic of Gov't Prof's. Op-Ed
Ronnie Olesker, associate professor of government, wrote an opinion article featured in The Hill on Israel's decision to deny entry to U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
Olesker explains that Israel has faced a concerted campaign of delegitimization against it, led by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). As part of Israel’s response to the BDS, it amended its entry law to allow the government to refuse entry to BDS supporters. This law was invoked to bar Tlaib and Omar’s visit.
Olesker opines that Israel's decision was another fumbled response to BDS.
Olesker's upcoming article, “Delegitmization as a National Security Threat: Israel and BDS,” will be featured in the fall issue of Israel Studies Review Journal.