Well, this was predictable. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) came to the defense of her terrorist-sympathizing colleagues known for peddling anti-Semitic tropes today. The call was made and the anti-Semitism defense league was assembled. Why? Well, as Katie noted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred Reps. Rashida Talib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country and rightfully so. Both women support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which is viciously anti-Israel. And by vicious, I mean, these clowns are pushing for the destruction of the Jewish state:
The Israeli government announced Thursday morning pro-BDS movement and anti-Semitic Democrat lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will not be allowed to enter the country. The two were scheduled to land in Tel Aviv on Friday. Tlaib has been informed she can apply for a humanitarian visa if she would like to visit her Palestinian family. Israel has a long-standing policy to block BDS supporters from entering the country.
AOC then accused Netanyahu of supporting a message that only some Americans are welcome (via The Hill):
MoC are frequently asked to visit Israel to “see things for ourselves.”— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 15, 2019
But Netanyahu choosing to ban the only 2 Muslim women in Congress from entering tells the US that only *some* Americans are welcome to Israel, not all.
Trump is exporting his bigotry &making matters worse. https://t.co/PFdMDxuIfJ
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tore into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he announced he would not permit Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) entry for an upcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
“[Members of Congress] are frequently asked to visit Israel to ‘see things for ourselves,’” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “But Netanyahu choosing to ban the only 2 Muslim women in Congress from entering tells the US that only *some* Americans are welcome to Israel, not all.”
Netanyahu defended the decision to deny entry to the two congresswomen, saying the move is in line with a new law that would prevent any supporter of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement against Israel from visiting the country.
“The two-member congressional visitation plan shows that their intent is to hurt Israel and increase its unrest against it,” Netanyahu said in a statement.
Both congresswomen voted against a nonbinding resolution last month condemning the so-called BDS movement.
According to their own itinerary, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib chose to refer to Israel as “Palestine”.— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) August 15, 2019
Their trip there was little more than a self-indulgent ploy to delegitimize and malign the Jewish State from within its borders. pic.twitter.com/yjDEUeMayo
Such a diplomatic embarrassment by two people who wanted to embarrass a US ally. https://t.co/mE7f0XS8vl— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 15, 2019
Representatives Omar and Tlaib are the face of the Democrat Party, and they HATE Israel!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
"Can you believe Israel banned those two terrorist-sympathizing anti-Semites from entering its country?" cried the writer whose co-workers had a complete meltdown over the thought of a guy who opposes baby murder working on the same floor as them.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 15, 2019
Yes, they did. Oh, and Omar compared BDS to the Boston Tea Party. Tlaib equated the BDS movement’s activities against Israel as akin to a boycott on the Nazi Party. Omar has given the House Democratic leadership serial heartburn for peddling anti-Jewish remarks. She invoked the dual loyalty smear against those who support Israel. Oh, and these women reportedly didn’t even refer to Israel on their itinerary. They called it “Palestine.” So not only are they historically illiterate, they’re making up countries as well. Palestine does not exist. And yes, the Left will foam at the mouth over this. Let them.
Rep. Omar reportedly hosted secret fundraisers for groups with terror ties. Tlaib once hosted an event for an anti-Israel activist who endorsed terrorism. Yeah, I don't see why this gruesome twosome was barred from entering Israel (sarc.).
OMAR AND TLAIB: We hate Israel and want it destroyed, and also we're going to provocatively refer to Israel as "Palestine" in our official delegation documents. Let us in.— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 15, 2019
OMAR AND TLAIB: THIS IS TRUMP'S MUSLIM BAN!