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Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib Have Been Barred from Entering Israel

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Recently, Prime Minister Netanyahu approved a visit of two U.S. Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to Israel. Israel's Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer said in July, "out of respect for the U.S. Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to any member of Congress into Israel," referring to Omar and Tlaib. 

However, after learning of this decision, President Trump expressed disappointment to let the two lawmakers enter Israel. Because of this, Israeli leaders reassessed the decision.

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has now confirmed that Israel has made a decision to deny entry to U.S. Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib over their BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement support. Their reason is that they will not allow those who deny Israel’s right to exist in this world to enter Israel.