Reps Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib Barred From Entering Israel, Outraging Democrats
Thursday, 15 August 2019 () Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, have been barred from entering Israel ahead of a planned visit to the West Bank this weekend, the New York Times reports. [ more › ]
The Israeli government said Thursday it would bar two Democratic congresswomen who support the Palestinian-led boycott movement from entering the country, a move that drew swift rebukes from Democratic leaders in Congress as well as the leading pro-Israel lobbying group in the U.S.
A Muslim congresswoman from Michigan says she won't visit Israel, even though Prime Minister Netanyahu reversed course and will allow her to enter to visit her grandmother; CBS2's Dick Brennan reports.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., is defending Israel's decision to block an official visit from Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, saying the two lawmakers... Newsmax Also reported by •NPR •Jerusalem Post •CBS 2 •BBC News