After lobbying from the Trump administration, the Israeli government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to block Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting the Jewish State.
Both representatives have a long history of using anti-Semitic tropes and associating with Israel’s opponents, besides promoting the boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at hurting Israeli businesses, institutions of higher learning, and cultural sites.
Israel has decided to bar a visit by U.S. congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar pic.twitter.com/AQ2iyVNxxq
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 15, 2019
As of this morning, President Trump tweeted:
It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019