The Israeli Knesset passed legislation known as the "Entry Law" on March 6, 2017, which will ban entry to Israel of foreigners who support or publicly engage in a blanket boycott of Israel, or who support or engage in boycotts targeting West Bank settlements.
Whether or not you support a blanket boycott of Israel (APN does not), American Jews should be appalled at Israel adopting a policy that would be more at home in the old Soviet Union or in North Korea than in a liberal democracy.
Whether or not you support boycotts of settlements (APN does), American Jews should be outraged at the prospect of seeing Israel becoming a nation that bars entry to people - including Jews and other supporters of Israel - for the "crime" of peacefully opposing Israeli policies.
APN: "We fiercely reject and condemn this outrageous law, which is an ugly stain on Israel. It will add Israel to the club of nations that treat non-violent protest as a crime, and that irrationally believe that closing borders can prevent the spread of ideas.”
Take action! Tell Ambassador Friedman: “American Jews Need Your Help to Repeal Israel’s anti-Democratic ‘Entry Law’”
*** APN's statement condemning passage of the law is here and APN's Resource Page on the bill is here.