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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 11:39 AM

Israel Said to Deny Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump's Call to Block Them

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Source: NY Times

JERUSALEM — Israel on Thursday barred the entry of two American Democratic congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, the deputy foreign minister on Israeli radio said, hours after President Trump had urged the country to ban them.

Mr. Trump’s intervention was an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home.

It was reported last week that Mr. Trump was pressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to deny entrance to the two women, Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, and Thursday morning he left little doubt. He said in a Twitter post while Israeli officials were still deliberating the matter that “it would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/world/middleeast/trump-israel-omar-tlaib.html



Is this the proper way for Israel to handle their "anti-semitism"? Isn't it more valuable to welcome them, show them the true conditions on the ground, show that Israel is peaceful and no threat to Palestinians? And that Palestinians (in their mind) are the real aggressors?

Does banning these two make Israel look more tolerant?

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Reply Israel Said to Deny Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump's Call to Block Them (Original post)
Takket Aug 15 OP
Historic NY Aug 15 #1
MurrayDelph Aug 15 #7
elleng Aug 15 #2
geardaddy Aug 15 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 15 #4
Corgigal Aug 15 #5
dalton99a Aug 15 #6
Omaha Steve Aug 15 #8

Response to Takket (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 11:45 AM

1. Guess no one told them there is only one Republican Jewish member of Congress....

and he's going to be on shakey ground down in Long Island if Democrats get their act together. Democrats hold the majority.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:19 PM

7. Judaism has nothing to do with Republicans "support" for Israel.

Jews are on their list, too.

We're just lower on it than Muslims.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:01 PM

2. DAMN!

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:52 PM

3. I don't know if Bibi ever would visit Minneapolis, but

I would ask our mayor and our governor to deny that jackass entry to our state.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:09 PM

4. Take a quick peek at the LBN column on the home page. Quick, you can do it. . . . nt

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:11 PM

5. No,

it makes them look racist. However, they love our tax dollars.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:42 PM

6. The House should exercise its power of the purse

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:23 PM

8. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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