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Israel to block entry to Muslim anti-Israeli Congresswomen

The Netanyahu Israeli government today announced that it will not allow Muslim congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) to enter their country because of their anti-Israeli boycott stances.

“As a vibrant and free democracy, Israel is open to any critic and criticism, with one exception,” Netanyahu said. “Israel’s law prohibits the entry of people who call and operate to boycott Israel, as is the case with other democracies that prevent the entry of people whose perception harms the country. “The same is true of the US towards an Israeli Knesset and other public figures in the world.”Congressmen Talib and Omar are leading activists in promoting boycott legislation against Israel in the US Congress. Only a few days ago, we received their visitation plan, and it became clear that they were planning a campaign whose sole purpose was to strengthen the boycott and negate Israel’s legitimacy.”

That both congresswomen are anti-Semites might also have been a factor in this decision.

Recognize this: Democrat politicians can spout ugly lies as much as they want (“All Trump voters are white supremacists!”), they can act to silence all opposition, they can even threaten the lives of anyone who disagrees with them, but should even one conservative dare, dare, to fight back it is considered behavior worse than Hitler.

Bah. I say good for Netanyahu and the Israelis. Tell these bigots to go jump in a lake. Let them scream and yell and throw tantrums. It will only better reveal how hateful these congresswomen really are.

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  • mike shupp

    Really bad move, as I see it. I could see it if the Israeli attitude had been something like “Israel and the United States have long been allies, with many shared attitudes. As such, we welcome the visit by Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. We expect this to be a low key visit for the new Congresswomen and some of their staff members, with the intention of increasing their understanding of our unique circumstances, and all elements of our government will be pleased to cooperate and make this inquiry a productive one.”

    Privately, there might have a warning: “Go where you wish within our borders, but do not expect to jaunt between Israel and PLA-governed areas, such as Gaza and the West Bank, and back again. This is a security measure. Also, we request that you limit your press releases and public statements. We will not dictate what you can say, and indeed we would be most happy if you share your private opinions with relevant members of our government, but we feel that both our nations will be best served by a minimum of ballyhoo. Please understand also that is your first visit to our nation and much may be new to you. Make friends! We hope you find much to appreciate and that you will make return visits in future years.”

    What I see instead …. it looks like Netanyahu is doing Donald Trump a favor, giving him one more opportunity to let everyone in the USA know that the Democratic party is filled with blatant anti-Semites.

    There’s something silly about Muslem pro-Palestinian women being labled as “anti-Semites” but … words don’t always mean what they pretend to mean any more.

  • Cotour

    “If you do not “Love” me, then you must hate me.” “And that makes you a bigot and racist, Hitlerian even, a product of your white racism and white superiority attitude”

    (This is the game that the left plays, they can speak in the most ignorant and ridiculous terms and all must listen without question)

    “But I respect you, and the fact that we may have a difference of opinion does not mean that we can not come to some reasonable terms.”

    ‘No matter, you are a bigot and a racist and so everything that you support, like the Founding documents of America must also be as perverted, bigoted and racist as you and it must no longer exist”

    These are sick, juvenile and really ignorant and half educated children who are being given very big matches to play with.

    “How dare that Israel ban any U.S. Congress person!”

    “But these Congress persons support Israels destruction, why can’t we ban them?”

    In the end, choose a side. There are limits to “Bipartisanship” (A BS term) and being “understanding and tolerant”. At some point you have to call a spade a spade and if you refuse to do so because of politically correct clap trap then you become a threat to yourself and all who surround and depend on you.

    Suicide is not proscribed in the Constitution, although that is exactly what these Leftist players intend. All in the pursuit of their Socialist / Globalist “Utopia”. They know best apparently.

    No thank you.

  • Cotour

    Two interesting interpretations of the situation, mike shupp, and Cotour.

    I wonder how many here agree with which interpretation?

  • mike shupp

    Cotour —

    I’m confused. Are you busy hating Israelis or Americans here? Or both?

  • Cotour

    Hating neither.

    Re read. The quotation marks indicate a conversation, an imagined conversation between a Leftist operative or “Community organizer” and a rational thinking American.

    I support Israels right to ban these first class radicals, and I support America and its Constitution.

  • commodude

    Kudos to the Israeli Government for upholding their laws. It’s a lesson the Congress should take to heart.

  • Ian C.

    Israel is free to ban entry of people whose agenda is clearly against Israel’s existence right. There were several similar bans in the past, most of them I think were justified. Being “pro Palestinian” or being “anti-Zionist” or being “critical of Israel” is often just a code for plain, old anti-Semitism. Look at the rewarmed stories about Jewish conspiracies and atrocities that surround those “critics” and their friends. Nah, Israelis/Jews have all the right in the world to be alarmed when such stories and story-tellers surface. The occasional hypersensitivity and overreaction is justified. It’s better than the appeasement I often see coming from Jewish communities outside Israel (most are just Social Democrat organizations, that’s why they often ignore threats from certain “protected groups”). Better safe than sorry.

  • wodun

    Democrats will just say Trump is racist against Muslims and Jews. Objective reality doesn’t matter.

  • Mitch S

    It’s a political decision.
    Bibi may agree with Mike Shupp that banning is a negative internationally, but domestic political considerations may have outweighed it.

  • pzatchok

    Neither idiot was actually turned away outright.
    They were just told not to come if they were going to engage in public political agitation.
    They were both told they could come in to visit family and vacation.

    They both turned down that offer, so I guess they were just going over there to bad mouth our ally Israel and the US.

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