Israel Bans The American Friends Service Committee

Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, July 17, 2017.
Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, July 17, 2017. AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean
Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, July 17, 2017.
Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, July 17, 2017. AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean

Israel Bans The American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee marked a hundred years of service last year. The organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 assisting and rescuing victims of the Nazis in WWII. They were among the 20 organizations Israel has banned for supporting the boycott divestment and sanctions movement.

Last year, Israel amended a law to allow banning activists who promote the boycott of Israel and its settlements. Brant Rosen and Jennifer Bing made what could be the last trip to Israel and Palestine last fall. We’ll talk with them about the ban and their trip to Gaza.