Israeli watchdog centre to combat BDS in Israel, abroad
Israeli occupation considers all BDS activities illegal because they expose Israeli wrongdoings against Palestinians
The anti-BDS centre intensified its activities following the Israeli deportation of Rita Faye, a BDS activist known for her activities at illegal Israeli checkpoints
Jerusalem -In the heart of holy city of Jerusalem, Israel has a telephone information centre allowing anti-BDS people call and report BDS activists and activities.
The centre, which name is ‘Lev B’Olam’ or Hear of the World, was established about three years ago, and taken on itself to combat the BDS phenomenon.
When a caller alerts the organisation, a representative completes a complaint form and asks a series of questions to gather as much information as possible such as how many BDS activists are involved in a given incident, including personal information and places of the incident.
According to the Israeli Ynet News website, the accumulated information is added to a special file and transferred to the Israeli ministry of interior and internal security.
The anti-BDS centre intensified its activities following the Israeli deportation of Rita Faye, a BDS activist known for her activities at illegal Israeli checkpoints.
Faye, from Switzerland, had visited Israel several times in pursuit of her efforts to document Israeli wrongdoing, Ynet News said. She was deported in accordance with a deportation order from Interior Minister Aryeh Deri at the end of July after she was interrogated upon arrival in Ben Gurion Airport.
In addition to Faye’s deportation, Deri and Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan established a team dedicated to deporting, or preventing the entry of, activists bent on promoting boycotts against Israel.
‘Lev B’Olam’ has already been operating for three years and is engaged in PR activities by sending its representatives to European capitals and to BDS hotspots.
(Source / 13.08.2016)