Ilhan Omar and Rashid, Tlaib denied entry to Israel

Israel banned Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Rashid, Tlaib entry to the territory of the state and of Palestine — an hour after President trump said in a tweet that the authorities would show “weakness”, allowing them to come.

“It would be a huge sign of weakness to let Congresswoman Omar and Tlaib. — wrote the acting head of the US — They hate Israel and all Jews. There is nothing that would change their opinion. <…> They are just a shame!”

Next week Congresswoman to go on a trip organised by the social group Miftah, headed by politician and activist Hanan Ashrawi. During the visit, they were going to visit the Palestinian cities of Hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem, and to Israel annexed East Jerusalem.

And Omar, and Tlaib support the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions or BDS movement, calling for various forms of boycott of Israel as long as it will not change policy against citizens of Arab origin and Palestinians and will not abandon the wall in the West Bank.

According to Israeli law, entry into the territory of a state can be prohibited to anyone who is a supporter of BDS. Last month the House of representatives adopted a resolution condemning the boycott for the “propaganda of collective guilt, isolation and punishment of a whole people“. Omar and Tlaib voted against the proposal.

“Israel is free and democratic country, ready for any critics. — commented on the decision of Prime Minister Netanyahu in an official statement , There is only one exception: the law prohibits the entry of those who have supported its boycott”.

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This step has already been condemned a number of public organizations and American politicians.

“Banning Congresswoman Omar and Tlaib enter Israel and Palestine, you show disrespect to them, the Congress of the United States and the principles of democracy. — wrote in his Twitter the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — the Government of Israel should reconsider and allow them to come.”

“Any member of Congress should have the right to come to Israel as an official representative of one of its main allies <…>. — noted in based in new York Jewish organization Israel Policy Forum — We insist that Prime Minister Netanyahu to change his mind”.

Israel refused to let Ilhan Omar and Rashid Tlaib in the country updated: August 15, 2019 author: Anastasia Belskaya
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