Reports: Israel to bar entry of Reps. Omar, Tlaib, after pressure from Trump

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 8/15/2019 | William A. Jacobson
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Anti-Israel representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, both of whom support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement (thought they denied that while running for office, are planning a trip to Israel. BDS is widely recognized as anti-Semitic and subterfuge for the destruction of Israel. Both also credibly have been accused of making anti-Semitic statements themselves.

The trip reportedly was to include the Temple Mount, where the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are built on top of the destroyed Jewish Temples. It is the holiest place in Judaism, but has been used for a century by Arab rulers to incited violence against Jews. Jews are barred from praying on the Temple Mount, but are allowed to visit, which invariably leads to Arab harassment of the visitors and often riots.

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Under Israeli law, Israel can bar entry to supporters of BDS, though it is not absolute and the government has discretion. The Israeli government initially decided to allow them entry to maintain good relations with Congress.

There were numerous reports that Trump was not happy with that decision, and conveyed messages that Omar and Tlaib should be denied entry.

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Trump confirmed that view on Twitter today:

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