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Jewish Shoah conference participants banned from Israel
Neturei Karta members who attended Iran's Holocaust denial conference to be denied entrance to Israel by Interior Minister Bar-On, according to Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper
Neturei Karta members who attended a Holocaust denial conference in Iran will be banned entrance to the State of Israel by Interior Minister Ronnie Bar-On as published in Yedioth Ahronot newspaper on Friday.

 

The conference held over a month ago caused a great storm throughout the Jewish world and Israel, the most shocking detail being the attendance of members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish group Neturei Karta, who were even photographed kissing Holocaust denier Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

 

Ten of the Neturei Karta members attending the conference have been identified by name, and it was ordered by Bar-On in a letter to the Population Registrar Director Sassi Katzir that these men should be prevented from entering Israel.

 

These men are citizens of the United States and Europe, some of them have visited Israel in the past, and some even have relatives in Israel.

 

In his letter, Bar-On wrote: "I hereby order that entrance to Israel of those participating in the conference be denied. According to various publications, members of Neturei Karta took part in the conference. You are requested to look into these publications, and if it turns out that members of this community did attend, their entrance to Israel should be denied."

 

The Neturei Karta participants have suffered following their attendance at the conference, after Jewish communities in New York decided to completely boycott them.

 

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