Israel has made the smart move of banning two of the Freshmen Dems from entering their country, Tlaib, and Omar. The freshmen Dems have made antisemitic comments and seem to be against Israel as well as America.
“Israel will not allow US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) into the country because of their vocal BDS advocacy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.
Netanyahu issued a statement saying that no country in the world respects the US Congress more than Israel, but that Isaeli law prohibits entry to those calling for a boycott of the country. He said that other countries as well – including the US – bar entry to those who are perceived to want to harm them.He said that Israel is a “vibrant and free democracy” that is open to all criticism, with the exception of a call for boycotts.
“Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar are leading activists in promoting boycott legislation against Israel in the US Congress,” Netanyahu said.
He said that Israel received their itinerary only a few days ago, and it became clear that they were “planning a campaign whose sole purpose was to strengthen the boycott and to undermine Israel’s legitimacy.”
He pointed out that they referred to the visit as a visit to “Palestine,” and not to Israel, and – as opposed to all other Democratic and Republican representatives in the past – did not request any meeting with official Israeli representatives, either from the government or the opposition.
Netanyahu said that the NGO that is sponsoring the trip – Miftah – is a fervent advocate of BDS and includes members who have supported terrorism against Israel.
The prime minister said that the decision to bar entry was made by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, and that he supports the decision.”
“One reason you won’t see coverage of the org funding Tlaib and Omar’s trip is that it’ll undermine the narrative that this is about ‘criticism of Israeli policy.’ And it’ll show the true face of BDS—blood libels, Nazi screeds, celebration of terrorists.”
“In no other situation would the equivalent *not* be treated as a major scandal,” Mandel added. “But ask yourself how many journalists and commentators and diplomats you’ve seen today even mention it. Count em. That’s how many intellectually honest ppl in the industry. It’s not a lot, is it?”