Shortly after the Israeli Knesset passed a law to bar BDS activists from entering Israel, Israeli Authorities Â have banned the chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).
PSC chair, Hugh Lanning, has been denied entry into Israel, raising the likelihood he is the first high profile figure to fall foul of the Knesset law, PNN reports.
Lanning was recently honored at the Palestinians Abroad Conference, held in Istanbul on February 25 and 26.
Analysts attributed the ban to PSCâ€™s support for the BDS campaign.
Last week, the Israeli Parliament passed controversial legislation that would bar supporters of boycott campaigns as well as individuals who are part of boycott organizations from entering Israel.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.