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bds campaign: The movement discourages the purchase of Israeli goods, pressures international companies not to conduct business in Israel and urges celebrities not to visit or perform in the country, according to Toronto Star. Read more Israelis voice warnings, Palestinians talk of blackmail' after Trump threatens to cut funding Article Continued Below Israeli politician seen as Benjamin Netanyahu's heir says two-state solution is over Israel passes law making it harder to divide Jerusalem The Israeli government increasingly views the BDS campaign as a threat and has ramped up the fight against what it calls delegitimization efforts. react-empty 163 Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, appointed to spearhead the battle against BDS and other such movements, said Sunday that the blacklisting was another step in our work to thwart anti-Israel boycott organizations. The list was created after Israel's parliament in March approved legislation that would deny entry visas to foreign nationals who publicly back or call for any kind of boycott economic, cultural or academic of Israel or its West Bank settlements.BDS, which stands for boycott, divest and sanctions, aims to pressure Israel into complying with international law vis- -vis its policies toward the Palestinians. The state of Israel will actively prevent such groups from spreading their falsehoods and odious methods from within the country, he said. The ban will include individuals who hold senior positions in the listed organizations and those who are particularly active in promoting the boycott, including establishment figures from various countries. Among those featured on the list are six U.S. organizations, including two run by Jewish activists Jewish Voice for Peace and Code Pink. ( As reported in the news.