It is no secret that Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are not big fans of the state of Israel.
In fact, that’s being too kind—they hate Israel with a passion.
They view the Israelis as invaders of Palestine, even though there has never been an actual Palestinian nation.
With that in mind, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he won’t allow the two Congresswoman into his country due to their past comments.
Congresswoman Omar has dabbled in anti-Semitic tropes and was condemned by the Congress with two resolutions denouncing her anti-Semitic and hate-filled language, The resolutions didn’t mention her by name, but it was apparent that the resolution was directed at her.
History Of Anti-Semitism
Here is a little refresher on Omar’s history of hate-filled remarks directed toward Jews:
NPR reported, “In February, Omar responded to a tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald, who posted about House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatening to punish Omar and another congresswoman for being critical of Israel.
Omar wrote back, ‘It’s all about the Benjamins baby,’ a line about $100 bills from a Puff Daddy song. Critics jumped on the tweet and said Omar was calling up a negative and harmful stereotype of Jewish Americans.
In another tweet soon after, Omar named the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, saying it was funding Republican support for Israel.”
Omar ramped up her vile rhetoric when she accused Jewish-Americans of having a dual allegiance to Israel, which is another historic slander against Jews.
She said, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push allegiance to a foreign country. I want to ask why it is OK for me to talk about the influence of the NRA, of fossil fuel industries or Big Pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying group that is influencing policies?”
Then there is Rashida Tlaib. The Michigan Congresswoman has been a big supporter of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, which seeks to boycott the State of Israel. The objective of BDS is to “exclude the State of Israel and the Israeli people from the economic, cultural, and academic life of the rest of the world.”
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the BDS movement with a vote of 398-17. Not surprisingly, Rashida Tlaib voted in favor of the resolution.
In April, Tlaib said, “I’ve never felt more Palestinian than I feel in Congress. Even in Palestine when I’m visiting my grandmother, I’m American to the Palestinians. But I’m more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I am anywhere in the country, in the world.”
That is an odd statement. One would think that being a member of Congress would make her feel proud to be an American, not a Palestinian.
It should come as no surprise then that the Israeli’s don’t want the two to come into their country.
Ban On Omar And Talib
On Thursday, The New York Times reported, “Under pressure from President Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Thursday barred two members of the United States Congress from entering Israel for an official visit, reversing a previous decision to admit two of the president’s most outspoken critics.”
Of course, The Times put their typical leftist spin on the article, but regardless, Netanyahu has every right under Israeli law to take such action.
On Friday, the Israelis said they would allow Tlaib to enter the West Bank to visit her family. However, she is not allowed to say anything political on the trip.
There is a good chance she will break that stipulation.
Tlaib and Omar can’t help themselves; they aren’t capable of saying anything nice about Israel.