Israel is bound to get it in the neck for banning entry to foreigners who support boycotting the country. Of course, Israel should be prepared to accept criticism just like any other country. But Israel is not treated like any other country, and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement hardly fits any reasonable definition of criticism.
It is instead a campaign of demonisation and delegitimisation based entirely on lies, libels and gross distortions designed to bring about Israel’s destruction. No country should be expected to provide hospitality to those who are actively working for its extermination.
To read the whole of my article in The Times (subscription only, I’m afraid) please click here.