Feiglin banned entry to Britain


Britain banned an Israeli Likud Party leader from entering the country.

Moshe Feiglin, the Israeli opposition party’s deputy leader, was recently notified that under emergency laws introduced after a 2005 terrorist attack, he would not be allowed entry to Britain, the Jewish Chronicle reported Friday.

The reason for the notification is unclear; Feiglin has no plans to visit Britain, and the Home Office would not further explain the ban to the Chronicle.

However, the notice comes just after Britain allowed, over protests, the entry of Ibrahim Mousawi, the chief foreign editor of Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television station in Lebanon, to participate in political events.

The notice from the Home Office informs Feiglin that his espousal of certain views “would not be conducive to the public good.” It cites two of his writings, one in which he calls for war not just on Israel’s Arab enemies but on those who recognized the justice of their cause, and one in which he calls Mohammed, the prophet of Islam “strong, cruel and deceitful.”

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