Having reached out to Israel’s Interior Minister, Rep.Tlaib requested special permission to visit her elderly grandmother, promising to “respect any restrictions and [not] promote boycotts against Israel” during her visit.
– Rep. Ilhan Omar remans persona non grata, blasts decision as an “insult to democratic values.”
The congresswomen have been vocal critics of Israel and advocated support for the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions movement targeting the government and Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely officially announced earlier Thursday that Tlaib and Omar would not be allowed to enter Israel due to their BDS support. Continue Reading »