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Israel Blocks Tlaib and Omar from Entering Country

I think Israel would be fine without a visit by these two leftists. Nothing good, including our rule of law will come from their involvement or presence.

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U.S. Reps. and anti-Semites Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) have been blocked by Israeli officials from entering the country as part of a planned visit. This comes amid pressure from President Trump and concerns about the representatives well-documented anti-Semitism.

The concerns over their anti-Semitism is completely legitimate. For example, Omar has previously tweeted “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” And responded to criticism of the tweet by saying she was “drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime.” Omar has also compared Israel to Nazi Germany.

Rashida Tlaib supports a one-state solution in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, which would require the destruction of Israel. She is a supporter of the BDS movement, which aims to boycott Israel. And Tlaib has accused Jews of having dual loyalty between Israel and the United States.

So, I think Israel would be fine without a visit by these two leftists. Nothing good, including our rule of law will come from their involvement or presence.