Israel Has Every Right To Block Rashida Tlaib And Ilhan Omar
by David Harsanyi
August 15, 2019
Israeli officials have decided to block U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering their country, a reversal of policy that President Donald Trump seems to have prompted. Should Israel have taken the high road and given two enemies of Israel visas for this propaganda visit? Probably. It usually does. Allowing foes to enter the country reflects the strong liberal values that make Israel a special place in Middle East. However, the idea that impeding two anti-Semites and Hamas apologists from entering Israel is an attack on democracy, or the United States, or that such a move is accelerating the corrosion of the Democratic Party’s support for Israel, is absurd. READ MORE
TOWN HALL Don’t Be Fooled, Omar and Tlaib Maliciously Set Up Israel Ban On July 17, 2019, Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar introduced a pro-BDS movement resolution on Capitol Hill. Her colleague, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, co-sponsored the resolution and compared the Israeli treatment of Palestinians to how the Nazis treated European Jews during World War II. She made the horrific and false accusation during a speech on the House floor. One day later, Omar and Tlaib announced they were planning a trip to Israel. Coincidence? Hardly. The order and timing of events here is crucial and proves their goading of Israeli officials was a set up from the beginning.