In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, a view of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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Israel on Sunday named 20 foreign NGOs whose representatives are barred from its territory, saying that they support a boycott of the Jewish state over its occupation of Palestinian territory.Rights groups criticised the law as "thought control" and noted that Israel also controls who enters the Palestinian territories apart from one border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.In November, Israel denied entry to a U.S. employee of Amnesty International as part of its anti-boycott offensive.Amnesty did not appear on Sunday's list.Israel sees the boycott movement as a strategic threat and accuses it of anti-Semitism -- a claim activists deny, saying they want only to see an end to Israel's occupation.
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