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Israel to bar entry of Reps. Omar, Tlaib, after pressure from Trump

Israel to bar entry of Reps. Omar, Tlaib, after pressure from Trump

The decision certainly will lead Democrats to rally around Omar and Tlaib. Perhaps that was Trump’s goal, since he has sought to make them the key figures in the Democrat Party leading into 2020.

Anti-Israel representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both of whom support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement (though they denied that while running for office), are planning a trip to Israel. BDS is widely recognized as anti-Semitic and subterfuge for the destruction of Israel. Both also credibly have been accused of making anti-Semitic statements themselves.

The trip reportedly was to include the Temple Mount, where the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are built on top of the destroyed Jewish Temples. It is the holiest place in Judaism, but has been used for a century by Arab rulers to incited violence against Jews. Jews are barred from praying on the Temple Mount, but are allowed to visit, which invariably leads to Arab harassment of the visitors and often riots.

The plan by Omar and Tlaib to visit the Temple Mount was considered a provocation that could lead to violence, or at least be used by Palestinians against Israel.

Under Israeli law, Israel can bar entry to supporters of BDS, though it is not absolute and the government has discretion. The Israeli government initially decided to allow them entry to maintain good relations with Congress.

There were numerous reports that Trump was not happy with that decision, and conveyed messages that Omar and Tlaib should be denied entry.

Trump confirmed that view on Twitter today:

It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1162000480681287683

The Israeli government has now reversed course, and decided to enforce the bar:

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely confirms that Israel has made a decision to deny entry to US congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib over their BDS support.

“Israel has decided — we won’t enable the members of Congress to enter the country,” she tells the Kan public broadcaster.

“We won’t allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter Israel. In principle this is a very justified decision.”

The decision certainly will lead Democrats to rally around Omar and Tlaib. Perhaps that was Trump’s goal, since he has sought to make them the key figures in the Democrat Party leading into 2020.

But it also will strain relations between Israel and Democrats, who already are facing an anti-Israel insurgency lead by Omar and Tlaib and the left-wing of the Democrat Party.

UPDATE:

Netanyahu has issued a statement:

On Twitter, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is “open to any critic and criticism, with one exception: Israel’s law prohibits the entry of people who call and operate to boycott Israel.”

He added, in a Twitter thread, that Tlaib and Omar are leading activists in promoting boycott legislation against Israel in Congress and that after receiving their visitation plan, “it became clear that they were planning a campaign whose sole purpose was to strengthen the boycot and negate Israel’s legitimacy.”

 

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Make the Democrats own these racists!

Also, there is no good reason for Israel allowing these two racists in to their country to begin with. They aren’t there to work on bringing peace to Jews and Palestinians. They are going there to undermine Israels right to defend its citizens from being killed for the crime of being Jews in Israel.

It’s the correct decision. No minds on the left, repeat, no minds on the left, would have ever been changed to view Israel favorably if Israel had extended this entry gesture.

Because it applies to aptly when dealing with Muslim, this phrase bears repeating – No good deed goes unpunished.

I’m not sure if this is actually a “done deal” yet or not.

Bernie Sanders wants Israel to show respect towards Omar and Tlaib.
Respect is not a right. You have to earn it.
Omar and Tlaib deserve none.
Sanders deserves none.

    Sanders a super-corrupt rat. To date, who HAS’T paid this a-hole off?

    These two other pigs openly HATE a significant portion of our population because of their ethnicity and religion. Sanders should rot in hell with them. And the sooner the better.

I have no idea why the Democrats think that Israel has to give them an opportunity to come back with propaganda and lies about their country–Warren, and Nadler, and the rest of these idiots should be concentrating on how they’re going to pay for all of the fairy dust programs they want to enact;or how they’re going to try to impeach the President without evidence of some high crime.

I find it utterly egregious that Nadler even has a seat in Congress.
Who is he to say that a country cannot exercise its sovereignty?

It is the only decision. I am sick of these puling, traitorous, Democrats continuously pushing the Muslim agenda. How has that been working for France, Sweden, and a score of other countries, by the way?

Ironic that Warren and Sanders, et al, support their disgusting anti-Semitic brethren, but not the country they want to eliminate. There’s the Dems, for you! At least they show their true colors.

This is a big strategic mistake. It allows Omar and Tlaib to play victim-martyrs for BDS and creates the impression that Israel has something to hide from its critics.

This will only add fuel to the Muslim supremacists’ lies and propaganda – – gleefully aided and abetted by Dhimmi-Useful Idiot Leftists – – that Israel is allegedly abusing the Arabs, so-called “Palestinians.”

Let these Jew-haters visit, and, let them spew their propaganda, which is self-discrediting, to rational minds.

    vmax71 in reply to guyjones. | August 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    I beg to differ. The visit to Israel would have been a huge propaganda victory for the squad; giving them legitimacy to the bad guys in the middle east. They would show off: “Look, your sisters are in the govt. of the devil country. We will take over soon enough” It would have been a HUGE moral boost.

    The POTUS saw this from a mile away and convinced Israel to shut that nonsense down.

    Nah.

    Pushback is what we need. Trump showed us that – as did we, in electing him.

    Don’t fall in line with the GOPe.

    artichoke in reply to guyjones. | August 15, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Martyrs? They’ve both shown themselves to be radical leftists, so very few would feel sorry for them. They’re about as sympathetic as raccoons.

    Barry in reply to guyjones. | August 15, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    guyjones,

    Rolling over 24/7 for the racist progs.

DouglasJBender | August 15, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Hitler just wanted to visit.

Martyr Schmartyr.

As long as you spell their name right. This is about associating the democrats with their albatros.

Why allow these two anti-semitic cretins to cause trouble in Israel? I have no doubt that they would stand there with Palestinians and denounce Israel with all the arrogance and viciousness that they are amply endowed with.

The squad has been more quiet than usual. This pushes them back into the spotlight. A good thing to further attack their vileness.

The UK is supposed to be a democracy as well but they seem to have no qualms banning people whose viewpoints they don’t like. If you look at the list, there are quite a few for spurious reasons. Robert Spencer? Really? If Israel feels the need to ban foreigners they think are problematic then so what. I’d like the US to ban and deport extremist imams. We’ve seen the video of the children in Philly being taught to hate. The Imam of Peace is an example of who we should be allowing in.

Connivin Caniff | August 15, 2019 at 12:46 pm

I didn’t hear them complaining when Britain barred Michael Savage.

I was sort of looking forward to the footage of Israel killing Omar and Tlaib with kindness, juxtaposed with footage of Omar and Tlaib being rabid antisemite jerks. Of course, the MSM would never broadcast such footage …

So I guess Israel’s decision makes sense in as much as the left is controlling the narrative. I do take exception to Trump’s use of the word “weakness” … Israel is NOT weak. Israel’s desire to abide in peace (shalom) motivates them to extend peace unto others. Omar and Tlaib tried to exploit Israel’s good will which is rooted in Israel’s perpetual hope for peace. Good on Israel – but Omar and Tlaib are wolves who don’t even bother to hide it beneath sheep’s clothing.

2smartforlibs | August 15, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Israels not going to be kowtowed.

What’s the problem here?

Isn’t Israel simply boycotting the two congresswomen?

I already banned them from my life by turning off the television, years ago. However I am aware of who they are and based on what I have learned believe that Omar is not really named Omar and that she belongs in a federal penitentiary before being referred for deportation.

The other hideous socialist scum should be dealt with in the district that foisted her against America.

In any US election if Tlaib or Omar ran against Netanyahu – Omar or Tlaib would get 80 percent of the US Jewish voters. IE – no one in US supports the squad more than US Jews.

Israel, like every sovereign country, has the right to decide who can enter and who cannot enter, who must stay and who must leave.

Israel must have a big wall, or something. . . lucky skunks!

I bet their itinerary included the Temple Mount and “occupied territories”. That would been quite the optic for the “Palestinians”. A reminder, also, of the foothold now in the USA.

We should be doing similar screening; anyone with sympathies towards totalitarian forms of government shouldn’t be allowed into this country either. They’re coming in to agitate and cause problems. Screw them.

AIPAC should be boycotted. Their progressive ideological stance reeks of Krakow OD collaborationism. And what about leftist Jewish leaders here in the US? Schumer condemns Israel? The nerve and perfidy of the man astonishes.

Left to their own devices Omar and Tlaib would be at the ribbon cutting of a new crematoria at Sobibor-Minnesota; the historically pleasant and banal faces concealing hate and religious bigotry. How many times must we repeat the same hideous mistakes? Does it always come to us like this?

Recall the following:

Last year, before she was elected to the House of Representatives, before she emerged from a crowded Democratic field in Minnesota’s liberal 5th Congressional District, leaders of Minneapolis’ Jewish community fashioned what could be described as an anti-Semitic intervention of Omar, a rising star of the left whose remarks had made many fellow Democrats in the Jewish community uncomfortable.

This is relevant because Omar, a freshman member of Congress, has come under fire this week after suggesting on Twitter that supporters of Israel in Congress are bought and paid for by a bipartisan pro-Israel lobbying group. To many, the remark went beyond a critique of money’s influence in politics and evoked the anti-Semitic myth that Jews seek to control the world via money.

The response by some, ranging from Chelsea Clinton to fellow Minnesotan U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, a Jew representing a neighboring district, is to engage her in a type of educational discussion. Following what he described as an “impassioned face-to-face conversation with Omar,” Phillips concluded: “We agreed to move forward with a shared goal of working collaboratively to combat hatred and intolerance towards all persecuted communities, and commit to respectful debate of the issues important to each of us.”

Seemed OK when Obama selectively banned foreign politicians from entering the USA.

… Minnesotan U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, a Jew representing a neighboring district, is to engage her (Omar) in a type of educational discussion …..

The reeducation of Omar has failed. What happens next? Will Dean Phillips now do the right and proper thing; oppose Omar and work against her reelection? Because that’s the right and proper thing to do when confronted by bigots.

As members of the media, LI editors should immediately contact Phillips for public comment. Make him take a stand.

    Who is kidding who here? You can’t “reeducate” deranged people bent on hating because their own lives are miserable.

    You can only defeat them by defeating them. Period.

Israel is a sovereign Nation, they can choose who does and who does not clear customs. Since these two members of the HOR were not traveling with the official Congressional Delegation and in fact refused to travel with the Delegation they are, by choice, traveling in the capacity of private citizens.

Really this is that simple. Now had they been refused entry while part of an official delegation that would be something for the State Dept to get involved with. As the facts currently available present themselves…..not so much. President Trump is free to offer unsolicited opinions, advice and commentary, just as every other U.S. Citizen can, and he frequently does so.

Maybe just another example of self entitled ‘ don’t you know who I am syndrome’ at work on the part of these two House members. I suppose being propped up and petted by the media while being surrounded by sycophantic staffers has removed them from the reality that actions/words have consequences. Hopefully they can benefit from the reminder of this fact but I won’t hold my breath.

These two neo-nazis should rot in hell.

They soil our Congress, they soil our culture, they probably soil themselves.

The GOPe might be stupid and corrupt enough to roll over and let foreign enemies steamroll into our nation (chi com), media (chi comm), universities (chi com) etc, but not Trump, and certainly not Bibi.

Did I say these two neo-nazis should rot in hell?

They weren’t on a diplomatic mission to Israel.

“For example, they defined their visit destination as “Palestine” rather than “Israel,” and unlike all Democratic and Republican congressmen to date, they avoided seeking any meetings with Israeli officials in both the government and the opposition. “

I personally hope Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib decide its a great idea to cross Israel’s border illegally. I would love to see what happens to them.

I doubt Egypt will even have them.

More maneuvering to get democrats to defend them.

This is one way for a sovereign country to keep undesirable people out. Perhaps the United States could try it?

Netanyahu should have let them fly to Israel, detained them at the airport for a few weeks then kicked them out by sending them on a slow, leaky oil tanker awash in Israeli flags, through the Hormuz Straits past Iran.

Omar and Tlaib are a disgrace. They condemn Israel then want to go visit. What BS.

If they were true Muslem women they would be submitting to their earthly master, their husbands. But Omar is reportedly bumping uglies with someone she is not married to – Isn’t that a crime where she should be stoned?

Tlaib just talks hate and lies where she has been a rabble raiser of little consequence.

These two will be championed by the dimocrats. This is part of Trump securing ownership of the white house in 2020.

Trump sent a direct hit torpedo into Pelosi’s broadside with this move. Nice to see Bebe and Boris standing tall and strong with the Boss…Donald J Trump

They have the right to free speech in this nation and they don’t even appreciate that fact,however in Israel that is not the case and their speech here can have consequences abroad. Have they learned anything from it,no.

I do not believe it was pressure from Trump. I believe Trump is being used to give Bibi some cover for the decision.

They call for a boycott of Israel and then try to go there themselves?

This is another example of Progressive politicians having own set of rules for everyone else and another set of rules for themselves!

Trump wins… dems lose… I love it.

BerettaTomcat | August 19, 2019 at 1:01 am

House Democrats Weighing Action Against Israeli, U.S. Envoys over Tlaib, Omar Ban

https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/08/18/house-democrats-weighing-action-of-israeli-us-envoys-over-tlaib-omar-ban/

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