Report: Dems Weighing Retaliation after Israel Banned Tlaib, Omar

House Democrats are reportedly weighing retaliation targeting U.S. and Israeli officials after the Jewish state banned two lawmakers from a visit last week.

Democrats in the House of Representatives are reportedly contemplating legislative action targeting two American and Israeli diplomats after Israel barred Rep. Tlaib and Rep. Omar form visiting the Jewish State last week.

A report surfaced suggesting House Democrats may issue a vote of no confidence targeting Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

This comes as Rep. Tlaib said she would not travel to Israel to visit her grandmother in the West Bank after Israel granted her permission for the visit.

Although Tlaib issued a request for the visit she quickly turned it down after receiving approval saying she will not partake since she was treated like a “criminal.”

Tlaib made the remarks via twitter Friday saying visiting Israel under those circumstances goes “against everything I believe in — fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.”

The Jewish State granted Tlaib an exception on humanitarian grounds after barring her from the planned visit on Thursday over her support for the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement.

This comes just one day after the government barred both her and Representative Ilhan Omar over their joint support for the boycott of Israel. 

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

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. 

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 home states “will have a hard time putting them back in office.”

Her grandmother has since responded to President Trump’s remarks saying, “May God ruin him.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly met with various officials last week to discuss the decision.

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