Israel bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week.
Both have supported the boycott movement against Israel and Israeli law allows supporters of the campaign to be banned from visiting.
President Trump earlier tweeted it would show “great weakness” if the pair were allowed entry.
Israel doesn’t advance its case as a tolerant democracy or unwavering US ally by barring elected members of Congress from visiting because of their political views. This would be a shameful, unprecedented move. I urge Israel’s government to allow @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib entry.
Senator, all respect.Trump just tweeted another inflammatory racist lie about the Congresswomen. He manipulated another leader into banning them for his own political reasons. He’s trying to get them killed. Congress must ACT to STOP this lawless president. NOW. Please lead.
Sorry but you don’t get to call me & my family names, hang out w/groups that wish us harm & expect us to open our doors hospitably. What these congresswomen have said is beyond normal poltical criticism. Motives must be pure even with diff opinions. Not the case here