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Tourism to Israel fell again in 2016, continuing a negative trend that began with the 

January 27, 2017
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The multinational security and incarceration firm G4S wrote to the UK government after an Israeli minister threatened it for yielding to pressure from activists with the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and deciding to sell its business in Israel and the Palestinian territories last year. This was revealed in emails obtained by the Financial Times under a freedom of information request.

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Former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni has cancelled a visit to Belgium over fears she may be arrested on her arrival in Brussels over war crime allegations. She is named in a lawsuit filed in relation to her role in the Israeli military's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 - January 2009, in which almost 1,400 Palestinians were killed. Under Belgian law, the authorities have the right to detain a suspect in its territory on crimes related to international law as one of the victims had Belgian citizenship.

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Academics from across Europe have written in support of Eleonora Roldán Mendívil, an academic at the Free University of Berlin who is being victimised for their support for Palestinian rights

January 23, 2017
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Belgian police has confirmed that it intends to question former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at her arrival in Brussels today for suspected war crimes. Livni is listed as a speaker  at a European Parliament event taking place later today. However it is no longer clear whether Livni will participate in the event as her name has been removed from the official event website.

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Activists with BDS Gulf, a group that supports the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, are strongly condemning a meeting between former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni and a high-ranking representative of Saudi Arabia’s royal family. Livni, who is facing law suits for her role in war crimes during Israel's assault on Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009, tweeted a photo of herself with former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal at the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of global elites at the Swiss resort of Davos. BDS Gulf said the meeting in Davos was part of “repeated and escalating violations” of the boycott of Israel.

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Israel’s former foreign minister Tzipi Livni has canceled a visit to Brussels, where Belgian prosecutors confirm she was due to be questioned in an ongoing investigation for war crimes. Livni was expected in Brussels on 23 January for a conference at the European Parliament, but she has pulled out citing illness. Livni remains the subject of a complaint by victims filed in Brussels in 2010 for war crimes during “Operation Cast Lead” – Israel’s assault on Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009 that killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. Livni has evaded justice at least four times while traveling in Europe in recent years.