Israel canceled a trip by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, and now it looks like they had more reason to do so than we knew before. The trip was being sponsored by a Palestinian-based organization, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy, better known as Miftah. Miftah has expressed support for suicide bombers, other terrorist activities, and the BDS movement. Neither Omar or Tlaib have been willing to say that Israel has the right to exist. How Nazi-like of them. Tlaib once said that she gets a calming feeling when she thinks of the Holocaust. She claims that Palestinians protected the Jews, but the Grand Mufti of the Palestinians met with Hitler.
Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s canceled trip to Israel was sponsored by a Palestinian-based organization whose members have expressed sympathy for terrorist activities and support the BDS movement.
The Israeli government announced Thursday it would not allow Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to enter their borders for a planned trip into Palestinian territory, citing the two lawmakers’ support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Under Israeli law, anyone who supports the boycott of Israel may be banned from the country.
“The decision has been made, the decision is not to allow them to enter,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said to Israel’s Reshet Radio Thursday.
Tlaib had been planning the congressional delegation since at least December 2018, according to an invitation sent to other U.S. lawmakers that year. The trip to the West Bank and Jerusalem was intended to last from Aug. 17 to 22, and act as an alternative to the AIPAC-led delegations for lawmakers who are friendlier to Israel.