Anti-semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was banned from entering Israel Thursday ahead of a planned trip to the country tomorrow. She's an avid supported of the BDS-movement, which aims to destroy the country through boycotts, sanctions and divestment.
In typical fashion, Omar reacted to the news by accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Islamophobia and questioned the country's status as a democracy.
“It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government. Trump’s Muslim ban is what Israel is implementing, this time against two duly elected Members of Congress. Denying entry into Israel not only limits our ability to learn from Israelis, but also to enter the Palestinian territories. Sadly, this is not a surprise given the public positions of Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has consistently resisted peace efforts, restricted the freedom of movement of Palestinians, limited public knowledge of the brutal realities of the occupation and aligned himself with Islamophobes like Donald Trump," Omar released in a statement.
“As a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, it is my job to conduct oversight of foreign aid from the United States of America and to legislate on human rights practices around the world. The irony of the ‘only democracy’ in the Middle East making such a decision is that it is both an insult to democratic values and a chilling response to a visit by government officials from an allied nation," she continued.
How rich and ironic.
Woman who supports Israel's destruction at the hands of terrorists is super-duper bummed she won't get to visit Israel to "learn from Israelis" and I totally believe all of this, yup I do https://t.co/3XAhDT4kQs— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) August 15, 2019
Tlaib opposes Israel's existence & befriends terror org supporters. Omar has been rebuked by her party for antisemitism. Iteniary called it "Palestine."— Dor Cohen (@dorcohen94) August 15, 2019
Don't try to gaslight me into believing this was a good faith, educational trip. Their press releases were already drafted.
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
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!