The State of Israel is authorized to prevent entry of foreign nationals who wish to come to Israel for a visit or a tour. Denial to entry can be received when the application is made in the country of origin or when a foreign citizen arrives in Israel and is detained at the Ben Gurion Airport by employees of the Population and Immigration Authority, followed by their subsequent placement in the administrative Detention Facility until the planned date of departure and deportation from Israel.
In this regard, it should be emphasized that a foreign resident does not have an automatic right to enter Israel and the State can prevent his entry.
Officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs may prohibit entry of a foreigner to Israel for various reasons:
Due to the fact that a foreign citizen visited Israel in the past, but did not leave its territory in time, or if a foreign citizen visited countries hostile to Israel, which raises concerns with respect to the security of the State or the public of Israel; because of its criminal history; because of obstructing the security system; because of the incidents of violence or because of the fears regarding the possibility of settlement or suspicions that the entry is for the purpose of working in Israel, etc.
The list is open and is not exhaustive and the border control officer has very wide-ranging powers to deny entry to Israel.