Pelosi Has Delusional Response To Israel Barring Omar, Tlaib From Entering Country
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered a delusional and mind-boggling response on Thursday after Israel announced it has barred block Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country.
In a statement made available to the public, Pelosi failed to acknowledge that Omar and Tlaib were blocked from entering Israel because they both have made numerous anti-Semitic remarks and support radical movements aimed that boycotting and marginalizing the Jewish country.
Instead, Pelosi attacked Israel for the “deeply disappointing” move against the radical lawmakers.
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“Israel’s denial of entry to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar is a sign of weakness, and beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel,” Pelosi wrote.
President Donald Trump used similar language via Twitter about the two Muslim lawmakers.
“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit,” Trump wrote. “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!”
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
Trump added in a second tweet: “Representatives Omar and Tlaib are the face of the Democrat Party, and they HATE Israel!”
Representatives Omar and Tlaib are the face of the Democrat Party, and they HATE Israel!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
Pelosi responded with another statement -- but she again failed to acknowledge that there are legitimate concerns with Omar and Tlaib making anti-Semitic and racist comments.
“The President’s statements about the Congresswomen are a sign of ignorance and disrespect, and beneath the dignity of the Office of the President,” Pelosi said about the tweets.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement arguing that the country’s Minister of Interior barred entry to Omar and Tlaib because their itinerary “reveals that the sole purpose of their visit is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it.”
“As a free and vibrant democracy, Israel is open to critics and criticism, with one exception: Israeli law prohibits the entry into Israel of those who call for and work to impose boycotts on Israel, as do other democracies that prohibit the entry of people who seek to harm the country,” Netanyahu wrote in the statement.
Omar and Tlaib have repeatedly attacked Israel.
Both Muslim lawmakers have claimed Israel is “occupying” Palestine and support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which calls for cutting off monetary support for Israel.
Dov Hikind, founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism, said “it would have been a disaster” if Omar and Tlaib had visited Israel because “things in their itinerary were meant to be provocative.”
“I think the decision that Israel made was a tough one to make,” Hikind said. “Under the circumstances, and with all the facts we have about these two individuals, they made the right decision.”
“These two individuals, when they applied and showed the itinerary to the Israeli government, the itinerary was that they were going to visit Palestine—it was like Israel doesn’t exist,” he added. “It’s amazing. And so many things in the itinerary were meant to be provocative and I think it would have been a disaster.”