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16th August 2019news
Tlaib Demands Entry to Visit Grandmother, Israel Agrees, Tlaib Rejects Offer By Jay Greenberg

Tlaib Demands Entry to Visit Grandmother, Israel Agrees, Tlaib Rejects Offer

After being barred from entering Israel with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) kicked up a stink and demanded to be allowed to see her elderly grandmother in Palestine on "humanitarian grounds." The Israeli government approved this requested and offered to allow Tlaib access. Now, despite getting what she wanted, Tlaib says she will not go to Israel to visit her ailing grandmother after all and rejected the Israeli interior ministry's offer. Tlaib announced her change of heart on Twitter Friday morning:"When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. "I can't allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity [sic] to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies." When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can't allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies. https://t.co/OYIwExV0ga — Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 16, 2019 Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in--fighting against racism, oppression & injustice. https://t.co/z5t5j3qk4H — Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 16, 2019 "Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. "I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in--fighting against racism, oppression & injustice."

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