Israel revokes VIP permit of Palestinian liaison

Israel’s defense minister has revoked the VIP entry permit of the Palestinian Authority’s outreach liaison to Israeli society on charges he committed “subversive political activities.”

The Defense Ministry says Avigdor Lieberman revoked the permit of Mohammed Al-Madani because he attempted to create a political party that included Arab citizens of Israel and Mizrahi Jews, or those of Middle Eastern descent. The VIP permit allowed Al-Madani to enter Israeli territory without long waits at checkpoints. Al-Madani says he met with hundreds of Israelis across the political spectrum and that “our goal is to activate the peace process.”



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