“Israel Bars Entry to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Rightfully So.”

The progressives are in the wrong, and Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump are in the right. Israeli law mandates that Reps. Omar and Tlaib be barred from entering — and given that their itinerary provides no indication of any desire to talk with the Israeli government and understand their perspective, there’s little reason to make an exception for the congresswomen.

In short: if Tlaib and Omar are going to push a boycott on one of America’s most important allies, they shouldn’t be surprised about being boycotted themselves.

Israeli law requires Israel’s interior minister to bar foreign nationals who “knowingly issued a public call to boycott the state of Israel” or have “pledged to participate in said boycott.” Both Reps. Omar and Tlaib publicly support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement; under Israeli law, they are likely categorically barred from entering Israel; there are no special exceptions within the law for politicians.

Will Chamberlain, “Israel Bars Entry to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Rightfully So“, Human Events, August 15, 2019

One thought on ““Israel Bars Entry to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Rightfully So.””

  1. Israel did the right thing. If Tliab and Omar were sincere, they would visit more locations in Israel than just Jerusalem; they would also meet Israeli officials and citizens. If they were sincere the would have gone on the trip with other Congressman and then visited the Palestinian areas. This was nothing more than a propaganda visit by these two. If they want to boycott Israel they can’t complain when Israel boycotts them.

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