by Josefin Dolsten

JTA — Israel’s deputy foreign minister confirmed that Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will not be allowed to enter the country.

“We won’t allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter Israel. In principle this is a very justified decision,” Tzipi Hotovely told Israel’s public broadcaster Kan.

The statement came shortly after a Washington Post report claimed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was weighing banning the two Muslim congresswomen, both supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. Under Israeli law, BDS supporters can be prevented from entering the country.

Tlaib, D-Mich., and Omar, D-Minn., are outspoken critics of Israel and both at times have been criticized for relying on anti-Semitic tropes in their criticism. They were scheduled to visit the Jewish state on Sunday.

Shortly after the Post report, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that Israel “would show great weakness” if it let in the two congresswomen.

Israel’s envoy to Washington, Ron Dermer, said last month that the country would not deny entry to any member of Congress.

The president has repeatedly attacked Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, and Omar, who was born in Somalia, at times invoking rhetoric widely described as racist.


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  1. Okay now today on Thursday the Netanyahoo Government made an exception to Rasheeda Tlaib to be allowed to vist Israel under conditions that She don’t indulge in Opposing Israel’s policies But Rasheeda refused that offer and stated that her stand on this issue will remain the same and she’s definately not going to Israel or the Occupied West Bank to visit her ailing grandmother ……….

    this kind of a principled stand is required by All people , IF one makes compromises with Israel then the Israelis contue to get away with declared AntiHuman Policies of Israel ……. Rashheda has delighted me …… Besides IF One visits Israel then you only get crazy sex bribes that lead to being blackmailed for that weird sex soon after …….

  2. In a few days is a feast day to St Bernard of Clairvaux a.k.a. the “Doctor of Church” one of the favorite saints of Catholic church hard liners such as Benedict XVI. St Bernard is also a.k.a. the Master of Crusader recruitment in Europe, something like the patron saint of christian-zionist version of takfir jihad. There is no chance for existence of Israel without forced Christian-associated Crusader spirit. Maybe without Christian Zionist pro-crusaders Israel could exist in Birobidzhan or Florida, but certainly not in Palestine or around Jerusalem.

    • …resemble Germany in the mid Thirties, it seems to me.
      Earth kids of the Twenty Fifties will grow up with Zionists telling tales of the Criminals of The United States of America.

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