Trump Admin Revokes Visa Of Boycott, Divest And Sanction Israel Co-Founder Omar Barghouti
The Trump administration pulled a U.S. visa from Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel (BDS) Co-Founder Omar Barghouti, according to the American Arab Institute.
The BDS organization seeks to create economic damage in the state of Israel by boycotting goods and services from areas they claim are being “occupied” by the Israeli government. (RELATED: House Republicans Are Trying Once Again To Get Democrats On The Record With Anti-BDS Bill)
Barghouti had previously been scheduled to appear on a Thursday morning panel at the Arab American Institute in Washington, D.C., with anti-Israel journalist Peter Beinart titled “A Candid Conversation about BDS” before having his visa revoked.
A spokesperson for the Institute confirmed to The Caller that Barghouti spoke at the event through Skype.
Barghouti helped found the BDS movement in the early 2000s and has a history of making incendiary and anti-Semitic comments. (RELATED: Rep. Ilhan Omar Describes 9/11 Terror Attacks: ‘Some People Did Something’)
The BDS co-founder, who was educated at Tel Aviv University, has called for Jewish people to be relegated to a minority in Israel, promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and expressed sympathy for terrorist organizations.
Last month, the Israel Ministry of Strategic affairs released a report highlighting the connections between the BDS movement and terrorist organizations.
The BDS movement describes itself as a “Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality.”