Human Rights Monitor Meets with European Leaders After Deportation from Israel

The Israel and Palestine director for Human Rights Watch has begun a European tour to talk about human rights in Israel after he was deported from the country Monday. HRW’s Omar Shakir, who had been working in Israel as the organization’s country director for Israel and Palestine for three years, was accused by the state of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Israeli law allows for the deportation of foreigners who support boycotting Israel, as well as to deny their entry into the country. Shakir said the reason why he was deported was part of a wider campaign for

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