The list below comprises the non-governmental organizations, chartered associations, nonprofits, and unincorporated associations whose members have been banned from entering, and conducting any activities in Israel. This is due to the fact that these entities are engaged in BDS operations, which attempt to discourage foreign firms from transacting business with Israeli companies, or the Government of the State of Israel.
Inasmuch as the funding sources of many of these entities is suspect, compliance officers should treat all of them as high risk for account opening, international wire transfers, letters of reference, or any other purpose which will expose the bank to potentially lethal levels of risk. This due to Hamas, a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Organization (OFAC SDGT), which is funded by Iran, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Proceed to conduct business with any of these banned entities at your own risk, due to the clear and present danger of terrorist financing.
Note carefully the use of abbreviations identified with many of these organizations, which serves to further anonymize them in the eyes of the legitimate financial world.
AFPS - ASSOCIATION FRANCE PALESTINE SOLIDARITE'
ECCP - EUROPEAN COORDINATION OF COMMITTEE AND ASSOCIATIONS FOR PALESTINE
FOA - FRIENDS OF AL-AQSA
IPSC - IRELAND PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN
NORGE PALESTINAKOMITTEE - THE PALESTINE COMMITTEE OF NORWAY
PGS PALESTINGRUPPERNA - PALESTINE SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION
PSC - PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN
WAR ON WANT
AMP - AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE
JVP - JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE
NSIP - NATIONAL STUDENT FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE
USCPR - US CAMPAIGN FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS
BDS SOUTH AFRICA
BNC - BDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant