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Pelosi: Israel's Ban of Omar, Tlaib a 'Sign of Weakness' from the Jewish State

Democratic House speaker says decision is 'beneath the dignity' of Israel

 on 16th August 2019 @ 5.00pm
nancy pelosi says israel s move to ban ilhan omar and rashida tlaib is a  sign of weakness © press
Nancy Pelosi says Israel's move to ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is a 'sign of weakness'

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has blasted Israel over its decision to ban anti-Semitic Democrat Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Weighing in on the Israeli government's decision to deny the radical Dems entry into the country, Pelosi said it was a "sign of weakness" from the Jewish state.

“Israel’s denial of entry to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar is a sign of weakness and beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel,” Pelosi said in a statement.

Pelosi also blames President Donald Trump for the move, slamming a tweet he posted encouraging Israel to prevent the entrance of the women.

The two far-left lawmakers planned to travel through the Jewish State in order to reach their destination on the West Bank and Gaza Strip in East Jerusalem where the Palestinian population lives.

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Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were refused entry to Israel

According to Breitbart, the congresswomen have made anti-Semitic remarks about Israel, the United States’ relationship with Israel, and have also expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement to levy financial pressure on Israel for alleged mistreatment of the Palestinian people.

Omar introduced a resolution in the House in support of boycotting Israel, and Tlaib is a Palestinian whose family immigrated to the United States from East Jerusalem.

Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress.

In a move early on Friday, however, Israel’s interior minister has reportedly approved a humanitarian request from Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

Tlaib will now be allowed to visit Israel just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced she and Rep. Ilhan Omar were barred from entering the country this weekend due to their support of an anti-Israel boycott movement.

In a letter sent to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, Tlaib requested being able to visit her Palestinian grandmother who lives in the West Bank, according to the Jerusalem Post.

“This could be my last opportunity to see her,” Tlaib wrote of her grandmother, who is in her 90s.

“I will respect any restrictions and I will not promote any boycotts against Israel during my visit.”

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Rashida Tlaib was later granted entry to travel through Israel, despite her anti-Semitism

According to Fox News, when Tlaib and Omar were barred Thursday for their support of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), the government said it would accept a humanitarian request from Tlaib but Omar would not be allowed into the country.

Netanyahu's official Twitter account posted Thursday the congresswomen's itinerary and "revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel's legitimacy."

Many Democratic and Republican lawmakers have spoken out against Israel's decision.

Before Netanyahu made the announcement, President Trump tweeted that allowing them in would show "great weakness."

Tlaib is expected to visit the country between Aug. 18-24, The Jerusalem Post reported.

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