The Israeli government will now seek to deport hundreds of people actively working to delegitimize Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Interior Minister Rabbi Arye Deri announced Sunday that their staffs will work together to rid the country of BDS activists and prevent others from entering.
They said that dozens of organizations in Israel gather information and materials to sully the country’s image in international forums.
Their activities included provocation, as well, involving visits to Yehudah and Shomron, where they seek to create incidents with soldiers and police that can be portrayed as repressive in the global media.
Erdan said that a special task force being set up to deal with the BDS threat “is a necessary step in light of the malicious intentions of delegitimization activists who act to spread lies and twist the reality in our region.”
Rabbi Deri, whose Interior Ministry is responsible for the Population, Immigration and Borders Authority, said: “We have the responsibility to do all we can to crush the boycott and say clearly that we will not allow the state of Israel to be harmed,” Deri added.