Elder P’s Speculation, Opinion & Analysis – U.S. congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) have abused their positions as members of the House to foment hatred towards the Jewish people.
Their ties to the extremist Islamic movement seeking the destruction of Israel is not unknown to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who made the decision to bar them from entering Israel.
Omar and Tlaib’s divisive rhetoric is unwelcome and their call for boycotting, divestiture, and sanctions (BDS) against the only Democracy in the Middle East, where Arabs live peacefully, is more than a step too far.
Prime Minister Netanyahu explained his reasoning in a series of tweets earlier this week:
In 2012, fascist dictator Barack Obama barred Knesset member Michael Ben Ari from the U.S. without giving a reason.
What made Ben Ari’s ban so questionable is the U.S. had granted visas to both Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (who was involved for decades in PLO terror).
Omar and Tlaib have set their own foreign policy agenda that is in direct conflict with President Trump and more in line with the radical Islamist movement that demands the eradication of Israel.
Israel is a small blip on the map of the Middle East yet the likes of Omar and Tlaib want it gone:
Netanyahu cannot, and should not, risk the damage they might effect with their divisive rhetoric and disregard for diplomatic protocols.
According to The Daily Caller, Rashida Tlaib’s and Ilhan Omar’s cancelled trip to Israel was sponsored by a Palestinian-based organization with ties to terrorism:
“The trip was partially sponsored by Miftah, a Ramallah-based organization that has expressed sympathy for Palestinian suicide bombers and supports the anti-Israel BDS movement. “
After an emotional plea to visit her grandmother, Israel acquiesced, asking only that she makes no anti-Israel diatribes while in country
Tlaib turned down the offer proving Netanyahu was correct about the purpose of her visit.
She was using her grandmother to advance her campaign against Israel.