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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who announced a new pro-BDS resolution in Congress this week, may enter Israel despite a law which would have prevented her, as well as any supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement, from doing so.
Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer announced Friday evening that "out of respect for the US Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to any member of Congress into Israel."
Anyone - Name - Omar - D-Minnesota - District
While he did not mention anyone by name, it is clear that he was referring to Omar (D-Minnesota, 5th District) and her peer, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan, 13th District), both of whom support the BDS movement and plan to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories soon. Omar announced her trip this Wednesday, saying she "wants to learn" but did not provide any details.
Omar's new "pro-boycott" of Israel resolution in Congress affirms "that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the [US] Constitution."
Government - Official - Jerusalem - Post - Prime
One government official told The Jerusalem Post that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s National Security Council was reviewing the issue and would offer him recommendations on how to respond.
According to the dry law in Israel that has been on the books for some two years, Omar – whose legislation...
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