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Israel Considers Bill to Ban Those Promoting Boycott From Entering Country

MK Yinon Magal (Jewish Home) has put forward a new bill to prohibit foreign citizens calling to boycott Israel from entering the country.

The proposed bill, which aims to prevent foreign activists from agitating against Israel from its own territory, comes against the backdrop of an upsurge in international movements to isolate the Jewish State.

"The past years have seen an increase in the frequency of calls to boycott Israel; the issue is on the public agenda" Magal's spokesman, Yochai Nadiv, told Tazpit News Agency, alluding to recent incidents such as the statements made by Orange CEO Staphane Richard last week regarding his intention to sever ties with Israel's Partner mobile service provider.

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