Haaretz, Aug. 24, 2016
Attorney Gilad Paz says that when two key ministers launched anti-BDS efforts, ‘I started to feel the ground burning under my feet.’
An Israeli who supports the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is seeking political asylum in Canada, claiming he is being persecuted because of his political views.
Attorney Gilad Paz, 34, has based his request on the efforts of Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Interior Minister Arye Dery. This month, Erdan and Dery said they were setting up a taskforce to prevent BDS activists from entering the country, while they seek to expel BDS activists who have entered.
[...] “At the moment the BDS movement is basically the only language that Israel speaks. You see the right becoming stronger. Now they’re willing to say publicly that they want us out of the country,” he said.