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Reps. Omar and Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel. What We Know

Reps. Omar and Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel. What We Know

Since yesterday’s tweet from Trump, saying that Israel’s self-interests would not be served to allow these two women into Israel, then Israel’s actions of barring them, we have heard that this is a Muslim ban, a ban against brown and black women, an attack against women in general, but what was the real reason behind this ban?

We first need to look at Israeli law, Israel law states specifically, if you are for BDS, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction movement against Israel then by Israeli law you will be barred from visiting the nation.

The reason for BDS we hear is that it is to pressure Israel to grant rights of nationhood to the Palestinians, but there is a problem, the founders of this movement come right out and state that this is not now, nor has ever been the reason they started this movement. BDS was started to de-legitimize Israel, then be used as a means to destroy her, nothing more. To support BDS is deeply anti-Semitic, what you are doing is supporting a movement that wishes nothing more than to destroy the Jewish state.

The reason Israel barred these two went beyond their just visiting and trying to prevent them from knowing the truth. They came with the intent on not finding the truth, instead, go about ignoring Israeli officials, the people who manage the state, only giving time to radical Arab groups who openly call for Israel’s destruction, this was not going to be allowed to happen.

We start to see the reason, and regardless of the claim, the ban is not due to either of them being minorities, nor that they are Muslims, it has to do with them not going to find facts in Israel, rather to go, at the expense of our ally, and find ammunition to continue their attacks against them, no nation should have to be forced to allow such a thing.

The response was not surprising, Ilhan reacted like a child told she could not do something, right away she resorted to threats against Israel. She told The Hill:

From The Hill: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday over Israel’s decision to deny her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) entry into the country, calling it “an insult to democratic values.”

“It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government,” Omar, who has been critical of the Israeli government, said in a statement.

In predictable fashion Ilhan right away tried to play the persecution card, that she was somehow sanctioned due to her being Muslims, but Israel has done the same thing to radical Jewish groups as well.

“Trump’s Muslim ban is what Israel is implementing, this time against two duly elected Members of Congress. Denying entry into Israel not only limits our ability to learn from Israelis, but also to enter the Palestinian territories,” she added.

Omar argued that the decision “is not a surprise” given Netanyahu’s past remarks, asserting that he “has consistently resisted peace efforts, restricted the freedom of movement of Palestinians, limited public knowledge of the brutal realities of the occupation and aligned himself with Donald Trump.”

The elephant in the room here is the ignorance that Ilhan is spreading over the so-called Palestinians, to state it simply, they have no claim over the land, they have a fictional history made up, one that not one of them can provide a shred of evidence to back up. Ask any of them to please show historical evidence of a sub-group of Arabs with their own distinct culture and customs that self-identified as Palestinians before 1900, you will get called names, accused of being racist, but what you will NEVER get is any evidence, for none exists. This is explained in Palestinians: What is Fact, What is Fiction, the claim is looked at historically, the lack of any supporting evidence is explored.

None of the facts matter to the squad; we now see threats from Ilhan saying that Israel’s aid will come under question, demanding that an ally be forced to allow her and friend in, even though doing such is against their self-interests.

If this has shown nothing else, it shows the open hostility that many within the left now view Israel, and should give pause to many Jews that are active within the DNC. Sadly I fear this will not work out this way, they are much like the ruling class in Russia during the Bolshevik revolution, they supported the Communist because it was fashionable, then screamed in horror when these very people they supported, gave use of their property to hold meetings, marched them off to firing squads.

I finish this with a question for Ilhan and Omar, it is this:

If I or someone said that Islam is evil, should be destroyed, then demanded to be allowed into Saudi Arabia to talk to people who said Mecca and Medina should be destroyed, would you lobby to force Saudi Arabia to allow me in, give me safe passage, and allow me to interview people supporting such a hateful message?

If not, I ask both of you, “Why then do you demand this of Israel?

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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