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Will Bibi Bar Jew-Hating Congresswomen From Visiting Israel?

Jeff Katz
July 19, 2019 - 12:58 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will soon have to decide whether to allow Reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to enter the country next month, according to Haaretz. Both Omar and Tlaib helped introduced a pro-BDS resolution in Congress earlier this week, a move that Netanyahu criticized heavily.

Omar reportedly told the Jewish Insider Wednesday that she and Tlaib were planning on visiting Israel and the West Bank "in a few weeks." 

The Foreign Ministry does have the authority to issue waivers for visiting politicians, but in this case, it appears Netanyahu will have the final say. Should he allow them in?