Israel’s BDS blacklist is straight out of apartheid. The UK can’t condone it | Asad Rehman

Banning groups, such as War on Want, that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is a desperate attempt to silence human rights defenders

• Asad Rehman is executive director of War on Want

Israel’s “BDS blacklist”, published in the Israeli media on Sunday, bans 20 charities and human rights groups from entering the country, because they support the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement – a campaign that holds Israel to account over violations of Palestinian rights and international law.

Related: Israel imposes travel ban on 20 foreign NGOs over boycott movement

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