Israeli Deputy FM Says Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Will Be Denied Entry: Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Thursday that Israel will deny entry to far-left freshman Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over their support for the BDS movement.
“Israel has decided — we won’t enable the members of Congress to enter the country,” Hotovely told Israeli public radio, according to the Times of Israel.
“We won’t allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter Israel. In principle this is a very justified decision,” she added.
Hotovely’s announcement followed a Channel 12 report stating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was weighing a proposal to block the “Squad” members from entering the Jewish state upon their arrival on Sunday.
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