"Undoubtedly Barghouti’s leadership of the boycott movement against all citizens of the State of Israel severely harms the State of Israel."
Readers of the Jerusalem Post have their say.
In an op-ed to UK newspaper, The Guardian, Barghouti claimed that "Israel appears to have once again enlisted the Trump administration to do its bidding."
Barghouti was stopped at Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday and prevented from boarding a plane to the US even though he had valid travel documents.
While many Palestinian Authority based companies do steady business with Israel, the BDS conference called it "normalization" which runs counter to their struggle to isolate "apartheid" Israel.
Charges also include around a dozen attempted murder charges in shooting spree.
Herzog wrote that giving a stage to Barghouti undermines efforts to advance Middle East peace and help the Palestinian people.
BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti spoke at the university on Wednesday amidst controversy.