If you have been paying any attention to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, you should not be surprised to learn that their trip was being paid for by an organization linked to terrorists.
You should also not be surprised that Israel has decided that Omar and Tlaib are persona non grata in Israel. It was a propaganda mission at best and I don’t even want to consider what might have been worse. Liberals are now complaining about Israel not cheerfully accepting people who want them destroyed into their country.
Imagine that. Notice that Tlaib never said she was going to visit Israel. She called the country Palestine.
Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s cancelled trip to Israel was sponsored by a Palestinian-based organization whose members have expressed sympathy for terrorist activities and support the BDS movement.
The Israeli government announced Thursday it would not allow Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to enter their borders for a planned trip into Palestinian territory, citing the two lawmakers’ support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Under Israeli law, anyone who supports the boycott of Israel may be banned from the country.
“The decision has been made, the decision is not to allow them to enter,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said to Israel’s Reshet Radio Thursday.
Tlaib had been planning the congressional delegation since at least December 2018, according to an invitation sent to other U.S. lawmakers that year. The trip to the West Bank and Jerusalem was intended to last from Aug. 17 to 22, and act as an alternative to the AIPAC-led delegations for lawmakers who are friendlier to Israel.