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.

Buttegieg Blasts Omar’s Comparison of Israel with Iran: “People like Me Get Strung up in Iran”

Nor, unlike some other presidential hopefuls, has Mr Buttigieg shied away from criticising members of his own party who have been accused of antisemitism and demonising Israel.

Questioned about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

Omar Fails: Rep. Steny Hoyer Brings 41 House Democrats to Israel

There are currently 235 Democrats in the House, meaning that 17.5% of them will be in Israel this week.

The Democrats came despite abundant press coverage given to the pointed refusal by high-profile freshman congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to participate in an AIPAC affiliated trip. The radical-Left groups IfnotNow and Code Pink lionized the decision of the congresswomen. In a very public campaign including online petitions, they called on other representatives to

Bill Opposing Boycotts of Israel by Omar and Others Passed House by a 20-1 Margin After Pro-Israel Dems Threatened to Support an Even Stronger Senate Bill

Omar, one of two Muslim-Americans elected to the House last fall, earlier was criticized by Gottheimer and other House Democrats for questioning the loyalty of American Jews and suggesting that lawmakers were paid off to support the Jewish state.

House Democratic leaders initially were reticent about allowing a vote on this latest resolution, fearing that a large number of defections would play into the Republican effort to woo Jewish voters. In the 2018 midterms, Jewish voters supported Democratic candidates by 79 percent to 17 percent, according to network exit polls reported by CNN.

Gottheimer and several other House Democrats helped force a vote by indicating that they otherwise might support a separate Republican-led pro-Israel measure that passed the Senate earlier this year.