Last week, Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were blocked from entering Israel due to their planned activities.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar are leading activists in promoting the legislation of boycotts against Israel in the American Congress. Only a few days ago, we received their itinerary for their visit in Israel, which revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel’s legitimacy. For instance: they listed the destination of their trip as Palestine and not Israel, and unlike all Democratic and Republican members of Congress who have visited Israel, they did not request to meet any Israeli officials, either from the government or the opposition.”
Tlaib wrote the following to the Foreign Minister begging him to let her in,
Minister Deri: I would like to request admittance to Israel in order to visit my relatives, and specifically my grandmother, who is in her 90s and lives in Beit Ur al-Fouqa. This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restriction and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit.
In the letter, Tlaib said that she would not promote her boycott against Israel during her visit.
Israel was quick to oblige Tlaib with approving her visit…
Then Tlaib turned down the invitation in an idiotic effort to prove a point about Israeli oppression.
Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
This lady has got to be one of the dumbest around. She supposedly wanted to visit her grandmother which is a cover-up for what she really wanted to do there. Israel says no because her and Ilhan Omar are really there to participate in anti-Israel activities.
So she begs the Foreign Minister to let her visit her grandmother, they say yes, and then she says forget it. I guess she really didn’t want to see her grandmother after all did she? This was supposedly the last time she would probably get to see her grandmother because she is in her 90s, and she decided not to see her? Come on now. You’re either really petty, or a liar…but probably both.
Also, how would this even be “Israeli oppression”? She came as an enemy, OF COURSE they’re going to say no to you entering the country. That’s not oppression, that preventing an enemy from causing harm to Israel.