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Thread: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib banned from entering Israel.

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    I wouldn't allow foaming at the mouth rabid anti-semites into Israel either. The land of Israel is so small. Why can't whining babies just let them keep it? It's so small it's ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    From what I can see, she is not crying foul over any restrictions she agree to. What are you referring to?
    What you can see is extremely limited.
    Timeline is this:
    - Yesterday Tlaib writes a letter requesting entry to West Bank to visit her family, saying that she will abide by any restrictions and will not preach BDS while there.
    - Israel agrees
    - Today Tlaib changes her mind and says that she will absolutely not go to West Bank to visit her family with the restrictions she previously agreed to.

    For example, this article.
    Tlaib rejects visit under ‘oppressive conditions’ to Israel

    Here is Tlaib rejecting the conditions:
    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Globe
    After initially banning her and Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, from entering the country, Israel relented earlier Friday in response to a request from Tlaib to see her grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, during a four-day trip planned for next week.
    Hours later, Tlaib said she had decided not to travel to Israel under conditions that would have included a pledge in writing not to ‘‘promote boycotts against Israel’’ while there.
    [..]
    She said visiting her family under such ‘‘oppressive conditions meant to humiliate me would break my grandmother’s heart.’’
    Here is what she agreed to yesterday.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Globe
    Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who approved an overnight request from Tlaib on Friday to visit based on humanitarian grounds, called Tlaib’s decision not to visit a provocation.

    ‘‘Last night, she sent me a letter asking to allow her to visit her 90-year-old grandmother ‘because this could be my last chance to meet her,’ ” Deri said. ‘‘I approved it for humanitarian reason, but it turns out that it was a provocation to embarrass Israel. Her hatred for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.’’
    In her letter to Deri, Tlaib asked to be allowed to visit Israel ‘‘in order to visit my relatives, and specifically my grandmother who is in her 90s.’’
    The congresswoman wrote that it ‘‘would be my last opportunity to see her.’’ She also pledged to ‘‘respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit.’’
    So to some up, Tlaib requested to visit her grandmother, pledging to not promote BDS. Then when her request was approved, she says she doesn't want to go because the approval includes her not promoting BDS, something she agreed to.


    Even Mr. Magoo could see what you refuse to accept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PyramidHead View Post
    Okay, but who else, presidential candidate or otherwise, is explicitly pointing out the disconnect between the US sending billions in aid and the recipient of aid banning US political representatives from entering?
    Israel haters like Tlaib and Omar would never vote for military aid for Israel anyway.
    And why do you think a country should be obligated to grant entry to foreign politicians who advocate that country's destruction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Israel haters like Tlaib and Omar would never vote for military aid for Israel anyway.
    And why do you think a country should be obligated to grant entry to foreign politicians who advocate that country's destruction?
    Even AIPAC criticized the ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blastula View Post
    Even AIPAC criticized the ban.
    Well yeah, people are allowed to have different opinions. I myself am not sure whether the ban was a good idea as a PR matter in the long term (Tlaib's tantrum is helping Israel though), but I know for sure that sovereign nations are within their rights to ban entry to individuals who seek their destruction.

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    Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel

    The organziation that was sponsoring the planned trip by these two is Miftah, a rabidly anti-Semitic group that engages in blood libel and celebrates terrorists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel

    The organziation that was sponsoring the planned trip by these two is Miftah, a rabidly anti-Semitic group that engages in blood libel and celebrates terrorists.
    If the National Review has them in their sights, Tlaib and Omar must be doing something right.

    It's reassuring that we are going back to the tired old argument that any criticism of Israel instantly means anti-semitism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derec View Post
    What you can see is extremely limited.
    I responded to post #7 which contained nothing about Tlaib backtracking, so what anyone could see was limited.

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