Israel lists 20 groups to be denied entry over boycott calls

Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP, File In this Dec. 11, 2015 file photo, people participate in a Jewish Voice for Peace gathering on Hanukkah to challenge Islamophobia and fight against racism, in Durham, N.C. Israel has published a list of 20 organizations from around the globe whose members are set to be denied entry for advocating for boycotts against the country including the U.S.-based Jewish Voice for Peace, which counts more than 13,000 members.

JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state, stepping up its fight against a movement it views as a serious threat.