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Israel Prohibits Rep. Omar, Rep. Tlaib from Partaking in Planned Visit

Israeli media reported Thursday it may prohibit Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib from visiting this weekend over their support for the notorious BDS movement.

Update at 11:04 on 8/15/19: The Israeli government has officially decided to bar the congresswomen from partaking in the planned visit.

According to Israeli media, Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib may be barred from visiting the Jewish State for a planned visit this weekend.

Israeli media reported Thursday the U.S. representatives will not be allowed to partake in the visit over their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

President Trump took to twitter on Thursday to show his support for the denial saying, “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit.”

The president continued by calling the pair a disgrace suggesting they are enemy of the Jewish people and their states “will have a hard time putting them back in office.”

Israel recently stopped awarding visas to foreigners who publicly support the global boycott movement, which it sees as a threat as it aims to undermine the Jewish State.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly met with various officials this week discussing the decision, but no official call has been made.

Exceptions can be made to this rule in the form of waivers, if Israel speculates denying entry would have a negative impact on its relationship with other countries.

According to the report, Tlaib may be able to visit her family in the West Bank only if she submits a humanitarian request.  

This speculation comes after the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. said Israel would not be barring lawmakers from the trip out of respect for the bilateral alliance with the United States.

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