President Trump Said Israel Ought to Bar Entry to Omar and Tlaib

Trump said that if Omar and Tlaib wanted to boycott Israel, “then Israel should boycott them,” according to a source with direct knowledge.

Israeli officials say congressional Democratic leadership pushed Dermer to allow the congresswomen into the country. Their advocacy, per those officials, is a major reason why Netanyahu will allow the two women in. 

The Democrats had argued that if the Israeli government blocked Omar and Tlaib’s entry, then other Democratic members would cancel a planned, AIPAC-sponsored Israel trip in solidarity, these officials said.

Jonathan Swan and Barak Ravid, Scoop: Trump tells advisers Israel should bar entry to Reps. Omar and Tlaib“, Channel 13 News (Israel), August 2, 2019
Congressional Democrats have advised Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer that there will be a backlash if Omar and Tlaib are denied entry to Israel.

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