This week, outrage was sparked after Israel banned Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country.

Shortly before the Israeli government announced that two would be banned from the country, Trump tweeted, “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change.”

The Israeli government seems to have taken heed to President Trump’s advice.

Both Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are far-left Muslims who are quite outspoken critics of Israeli policy toward Palestinians. They both support to BDS movement – a group of people who essentially advocates boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The two congresswomen are also vocal critics of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – a close ally to President Trump.

Israel’s decision prompted a backlash from Democrats and even some Jewish groups. Some are concerned that it could erode bipartisan support for the state of Israel.

The decision is more than likely to deepen the divide within the Democratic Party over the state of Israel, as support for Netanyahu’s right-wing government has decreased significantly among American Democrats in recent years. A 2017 survey indicated that 56% of Democrats support economic sanctions against Israel if it continued to expand its settlements into Palestinian territory.

Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders has said that if Israel wishes to ban members of Congress, it shouldn’t receive billions of dollars in US military aid each year.

“The idea that a member of the United States Congress cannot visit a nation which by the way we support to the tune of billions and billions of dollars is clearly an outrage,” Sanders asserted.

This year alone, the US will give $3.1 billion in aid to Israel as part of a 10-year, $38 billion military aid package agreement that was reached under the Obama administration.

In response to the outrage, Israeli Prime Minister explained the actions taken by his government  in a statement. He said, “As a vibrant and free democracy, Israel is open to any critic and criticism, with one exception. Israel’s law prohibits the entry of people who call and act to boycott Israel, as is the case with other democracies that prevent the entry of people whom they see as harming the country.”

Omar called Israel’s move to ban her and Tlaib from entering the country is “an insult to democratic values.”

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren also took to Twitter, writing, “Israel doesn’t advance its case as a tolerant democracy or unwavering US ally by barring elected members of Congress from visiting because of their political views.”

31 thoughts on “Outrage sparked as Israel bans entry of Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib”
  1. To say that Israel gets “billions and billions” may give the impression the Unites States gives Israel “billions and billions” of dollars bills. No, don’t be silly. What Israel gets is a credit of billions but they cannot use the money except to buy American made military hardware and aircraft.–which makes workers at Boeing and Lockheed Martin very happy.

  2. Nobody talks about the Obama administration banning a sitting member of the Kneset from visiting the US. Again,a double standard regarding Israel and the rest of the world-

  3. Honestly would you want to have someone that you know is going to cause discord in your country be allowed in? I can fully understand Isreal not wanting them in there! This should not surprise anyone, it’s not like they were quiet about what they wanted to do! And shame on Rashid, I guess her feelings towards Israel were more important to her than her grandmother. They agreed to allow her in if she didn’t pander her complaints so she could visit her grandmother, they showed her compassion…. So now she will have to live with her decision! My grandmother would have been my priority, not hate for another country!

  4. No sensible country in the world is going to invite an open enemy into their country where they can sow further discontent, malice, and even advocate for violence. But Israel did relent in the case of Rashida Tlaib, after she wrote a polite and courteous letter asking to be allowed to visit her grandmother who lives in the West Bank. In this letter, she promised to neither advocate for or incite and actions that are contrary to Israel’s best-interests. After being notified that Israel would allow the visit, Tlaib immediately showed her true self: a vicious, lying, rabid hypocrite, by trying to score political points at the expense of Israel. Naturally, her invitation to visit has been cancelled.
    Omar and Tlaib have both made their ‘political beds’ as being ferociously anti-Israel, anti-Jewish Muslims who support violent actions against their religious enemies. That is the reason they are being denied entry to Israel, not because they are members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They most certainly do NOT represent America’s long-standing friendship with Israel or our national acknowledgement of that country’s sovereignty. As I said in the beginning of my commentary, no sensible country should be expected to allow foreigners that avidly are working towards that country’s destruction to enter their national borders. That would be akin to inviting foxes into a chicken coop at night.

  5. Israel has been our allie forever they don’t want to kill us or hate us! The radical palestinian r ruthless and awful hate Americans what’s the problem the idiots Democrats r so messed up I think they hate America too! I like to send all the dems to Iraq let them fix the country and stay there America would be a better country without them they’re evil!!

  6. Why isn’t anyone looking at the bigger picture here. These women feel entitled and have certainly turned weak heads on the far left to allow unAmerican behavior put in question our laws they have been a total embarrassment on the world stage. Israel is allowed to protect their way of life values and laws. So why do some in this country feel that they can dictate another’s country actions. Aren’t these the people who are still obsessing over Russia’s alleged metaling in our election. Aren’t the Left metaling in Israel’s affaires. I for one respect Israel decision to bar these radical women. Now if America would grow a backbone maybe we too can rid ourselves of these abominations too

  7. Enough already. If you open your filthy mouths expect to get kicked and punched in your left socialist mouths. As you hate all that is American. Get on the next flight to North Korea, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Canada, France. Dive right into Hell. Leave get the F… Out as our country will be much better off without your hate…

  8. Enough already. If you open your filthy mouths expect to get kicked and punched in your left socialist mouths. As you hate all that is American. Get on the next flight to North Korea, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Canada, France. Dive right into Hell. Leave get the F… Out as our country will be much better off without your hate…

  9. I don’t blame Israel for banning those two Idiots. They hate Israel and have no business being there in the first place, as A matter fact they shouldn’t be here in the USA. Read your Bible and see what Jesus says about Israel. Messing with Israel is a NO NO and will be bad news for those that do. Take heed and follow our savior JESUS CHRIST.

  10. Every person knows the hatred those 2 Congress people have for israel and that they would be glad if Israel were attacked. What lunatic thinks they are reasonable people? Any Jew who backs those 2 is looking for a new holocaust. Truly a bunch of no nothings making comments that will lead to war.

  11. good on Israel we should not let them out of the country. They don’t speak for our way of life and should not be in Congress at all.

  12. Aw, their outraged. They’ve got their panties in a bunch. Well, they are far left Muslims who hate Israel and the Jewish people, enough said. Then of course there are the other blind Democrats and stupid liberal Jews who support the people who support the people who want to kill them, go figure! Bernie, you typically mix truth with lies and or omissions. Israel is not banning all members of Congress, only two of the enemies who obviously aren’t trying to help them. So, take your “outrage” and shove it you know where. The two female nut jobs want to boycott Israel, so Israel boycotted them back. And Omar calls Israel’s move an insult to democratic values? Boy isn’t THAT the pot calling the kettle black? And you Lizzie have some nerve talking about Israel not advancing its case? Anyone with a brain knows that it doesn’t matter what Israel does, it will NEVER advance its case in the eyes of you and your kind. Once again you people prove how stupid you are and how you think the rest of us are the same. How you people twist words and LIE!

  13. Good for Israel! There is no reason to try and deal with these women! They are brainwashed or crippled up in their thinging! that is my personal opinion!car

  14. Ilhan & Rashida, Allah will strike you down if you oppose/denigrate His chosen people. He will discipline His people, not your responsibility. Woe unto any nation who apposes His people. Tread lightly.

  15. They were right to ban those two. They are not friend’s of the Jewish state and have no good reason to go there. As for Warren and others running their big mouth’s about it they should know that a visit by them two means no good.

  16. There is a law on there books dated 2017 that anybody supporting BDS would not be allowed in ISRAEL..this is now 2019 and they did agree on humanitarian reasons that they would allow one of them in..then out of the blue she now says no she is not going..Israel is not the only country that has laws on there books to say yes or no as to who comes into there fact I believe the United States also has rules..

  17. The dumbocrats are raging about giving Israel billions and billions leading people to believe Trump did it when it was in fact Obama who gave Israel $38 billion.
    No other nation would let in people who criticize, condemn, and promote their enemies.

  18. These two women have attempted in their antisemitic ravings to encourage cutting off Israel from the relationship it has with the USA. THEY HATE ISRAEL AND EVERY LIVING JEW!!! This is a fact! They support Muslim terrorism and hate this country!
    And Israel should allow them into their country so they can stir up boycotts and anti Israel demos!!!! Forget it!!!!

  19. I do not blame Israel.if someone threatened you and wanted to come in your house what would you do?duh!or if they did dot like these hipocrit women what would they do.they are against air planes,boats,cars,trains,yet how do are will they Israel nothing but instagaters,trouble makers,terriost.

  20. They should be banned from the Democratic Party as well, but since that party is imploding and has no integrity left we should not be surprised at what we are observing.

  21. My, my, It would appear, among Democrats at least, that they are more worried about two House Representatives that are nothing more than Treasonous Islamic Domestic Terrorists, than they are about a decision made by the Government of a Sovereign Israeli State, interested in keeping two possible Foreign Scumbag Muslim Reactionaries from making a mark on Israeli Soil!! Hooray for Israel!!

  22. The antisemetic Democrats have put their hatred for Israel front and center! These “women” have no regard and only hatred for Israel. THEY SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED IN THE COUNTRY!!!! Never did I ever think in my lifetime that people elected to the US Congress would be such BLATANTLY haters of the country which is our best friend in the Middle East! Their absolute hatred for the Jews is clearly there to see and hear! They should be removed from the Congress. They don’t say or do anything for their constituents. Hopefully they will be voted OUT next year…

  23. Every Country in the World can ban People from entering their Country. I wish we could ban all the Illegals coming here to ruin Our Country. If they are such good citizens then they need to rebuild their own Country. Instead of running away from It. The Muslims need to be removed from Our Government. They want to change us to a Socialist Country & take away Our rights.
    God Bless America & the Military Men & Women who have served & still serving to keep us Free & Prayers go out to the ones that lost their life’s to keep us Free. WE should never forget their Sacrifice.

  24. Israel was correct in banning them!!! America should ban them as well- anyone who hates the country they live in or the one one they want to visit has no right whatsoever to be there – and these two B——-s have no right to be a part of the government of the country they hate – whether they were born here or not…. they need to be deported to the countries that have the same kind of hatred they have and let them see how well they flourish there among the hate mongers they support!!

  25. Israel is a sovereign nation and can keep out anybody they so desire. No explanation necessary for doing so. End of story.

  26. I would like to know why Isreal doesn’t have the right to allow whoever they want or don’t want to allow into their country?? especially person or persons who are totally against the Jewish Country, if they want why don’t they just go to the Palestine area!! Do you think if we let the Iran leaders to come here they would have any thing good to say when they got back home!! I have never been able to understand how in the world people can hate this Country even with some of it’s failures, let these people go to their native Country’s for a year and live under it’s governmental system’s, then see if they do all this complaining!! GOD BLESS THIS USA!!!!!!

  27. Did not one of these Congresswomen say they felt warm when Holocaust was mentioned? Should Israel be required to host anti-Semites? And they call Trump a racist! He never condoned Hitler and the Holocaust! The Islamic Congresswomen do! How far left are Democrats going? Islamic terrorists don’t like Communists, look how the Mujhadeen fought Soviets in Afghanistan.

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