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Israel Bars Omar And Tlaib’s Entry Moments After Trump’s Call To Block Them

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Israel Bars Omar And Tlaib’s Entry Moments After Trump’s Call To Block Them




Israel on Thursday announced that it would deny Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) entry to the country during an upcoming overseas trip abruptly after President Trump tweeted that it would show “great weakness” for Israel to allow the two congresswomen into the country, calling them a “disgrace.”

Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said the country would not “allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter,” The Times of Israel reported.

Hotovely called it a “very justified decision.”



News of the decision came roughly an hour after Trump’s tweet.

“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. “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!”

The president has repeatedly lashed out at Omar, accusing her of hating Israel and the Jewish people. After tweeting last month that she and three other progressive congresswomen should “go back” to their countries, a rally crowd in North Carolina chanted “send her back” about Omar.





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