Write to your MP about Israel's BDS ban
Last week, the Knesset passed a law to ban entry to those who advocate for the non-violent boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Last night, the first victim of this new law was PSC chair Hugh Lanning, who was detained overnight and deported from Israel this morning. In the past Hugh has been able to travel many times to visit Israel and Occupied Palestine.
By introducing this law, Israel is violating fundamental freedoms essential to a democracy- the right to free speech, to criticise government policies and human rights violations, the right to advocate non-violent actions to address human rights abuses, the right of free movement and travel. A democratic country does not behave in the way Israel is behaving.
Please write to your MP asking this to write to the Foreign Office to condemn the deportation of Hugh Lanning and the passing of this repressive law.