Q - What is your reaction to the Israeli measures prohibiting NGOs accused of boycotting Israel from entering the country?
A - France’s position on the boycott is well known: it prohibits the boycott against Israel as it does all discrimination against individuals or groups of people because of origin or nationality.
That said, we hope that the NGOs will be afforded access to both Israeli and Palestinian territory.
France reaffirms its support for the role of civil society as a vital component of any democracy. It urges Israel, a democracy committed to respecting freedom and fundamental rights, to refrain from taking any measures that could hinder the freedom of expression and the work of civil society.