Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are making the most of their summer break from Congress by traveling all over the world, which is strange since they represent districts in Minnesota and Michigan respectively. A few weeks ago, they were living it up in the lap of luxury on the Italian coast, and today they were caught trying to enter Israel to score cheap political points. That’s when they were stopped right on the border. You’ll love this.
Reps. Omar and Tlaib had a really bad day as they tried to enter the Israeli state. The two Muslim Congresswomen have been anti-Semitic for years, and they took it a step too far at the end of July when they shamefully introduced a resolution in support of the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement saying it was in a long tradition of U.S. boycotts.
The BDS movement is the brainchild of Islamic terrorists in the Middle East like Hamas, who are out to destroy the state of Israel. Omar tweeted in 2012 that “Israel has hypnotized the world, May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
After winning her seat in 2018, she (falsely) accused the American-Israel Political Action Committee of buying influence (“it’s all about the Benjamins”) from U.S. politicians for Israel. Last month, Tlaib pointed to the examples of boycotts against Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa as a justification for maintaining the individual right to boycott Israel.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how these two Congresswomen have made their hatred of the Jewish state known.
So, they were all set to enter Israel and stir up mayhem today when President Donald Trump steps in and makes it clear to the Israeli leadership that Omar and Tlaib are anti-Semitic troublemakers and they should not be allowed entry.
“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!” Trump tweeted this morning.
It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed.
“There is no country in the world that respects the US and the US Congress more than the State of Israel. As a vibrant and free democracy, Israel is open to any critic and criticism, with one exception: Israel’s law prohibits the entry of people who call and operate to boycott Israel,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.
“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,” Netanyahu continued.
We all wish we could have been a fly on the wall when Omar and Tlaib got those epic smackdowns denying them entry and humiliating them on the world’s stage.
Americans weighed in agreeing these two troublemakers have no business visiting Israel.
“I pray Prime Minister Netanyahu stands strong! Israel does not want or need these hateful women visiting their country offending the wonderful Jewish people and spewing their anti-Semitic hate!” tweeted Lori Hendry.
I pray Prime Minister Netanyahu stands strong!
Israel does not want or need these hateful women visiting their country offending the wonderful Jewish people and spewing their anti-Semitic hate! @netanyahu
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) August 15, 2019
“There is no reason Israel should let these anti-semites into their country. They are only looking to stir up problems,” tweeted Twitter user “RD.”
There is no reason Israel should let these anti-semites into their country. They are only looking to stir up problems.
— RD (@real_defender) August 15, 2019
“Aw shucks, now they’ll have to spend their vacation in Syria or Sudan. But I’m sure they’ll feel right at home,” tweeted “One Thinker Thinking.”
Aw shucks, now they'll have to spend their vacation in Syria or Sudan. But I'm sure they'll feel right at home.
— One Thinker Thinking (@GreatClout) August 15, 2019
The United States and Israel have long been great allies, and it was possibly due to Trump’s suggestion that the far-left Congresswomen were blocked from entering Israel.
Netanyahu would have felt obliged to let them in for the sole reason they are United States Representatives. However, when Trump publicly called them out and offered “advice” to Israel on their pending visit, it gave the Israeli Prime Minister the green light to officially stop them.
It must have really been tough for Omar and Tlaib as they were waiting on the border. Then, to discover Trump steps in and with one tweet denies them entry to Israel where they were undoubtedly headed to score cheap political points, had to really sting. Maybe Omar and Tlaib should take this as a sign to hightail it back to their own states and take care of the people who elected them.