These reactions should have been expected. Not since modern Israel was established in 1948 have we seen a field of presidential candidates (from any party) that is so vehemently anti-Israel. #Jexodus!
Prime Minister of Israel’s statement.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
No country in the world respects America and the American Congress more than the State of Israel.
As a free and vibrant democracy, Israel is open to critics and criticism
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) August 15, 2019
2020 Democrats urge Israel to reverse decision banning Omar, Tlaib visit
By Rebecca Klar, The Hill, August 15, 2019:
Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are condemning Israel’s move to ban two U.S. congresswomen from visiting the country and are urging the Israeli government to reverse its decision.
The two White House hopefuls weighed in shortly after Israel confirmed it would bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from visiting the country this weekend over their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.
“Israel doesn’t advance its case as a tolerant democracy or unwavering US ally by barring elected members of Congress from visiting because of their political views. This would be a shameful, unprecedented move,” Warren tweeted. “I urge Israel’s government to allow @IlhanMN and@RashidaTlaib entry.”
Israel doesn't advance its case as a tolerant democracy or unwavering US ally by barring elected members of Congress from visiting because of their political views. This would be a shameful, unprecedented move. I urge Israel’s government to allow @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib entry.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 15, 2019
“Banning Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel and Palestine is a sign of enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the United States Congress, and to the principles of democracy,” Sanders tweeted. “The Israeli government should reverse this decision and allow them in.”
Banning Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel and Palestine is a sign of enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the United States Congress, and to the principles of democracy. The Israeli government should reverse this decision and allow them in. https://t.co/mvdcmnFBKU
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 15, 2019
Israeli officials announced Thursday that the country would deny entry to Tlaib and Omar, outspoken critics of the country.
Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said the country would not “allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter,” according to The Times of Israel.
President Trump had called on the Israeli government to block the two U.S. lawmakers from entering the country, despite leaders of both parties saying they should be able to visit.
I have always been a stalwart supporter of Israel—a vital partner that shares our democratic values. No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas—even ideas they strongly object to. And no leader of the free world should encourage them to do so.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 15, 2019
A new Israeli law denies entry to those who back boycotts targeting the country. Trump argued it would show “great weakness” on Israel’s part if it allowed Omar and Tlaib in.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, widely seen as the Democratic Party’s primary frontrunner, condemned Israel’s move to ban the lawmakers’ entry and took a shot at Trump for encouraging the country to do so.
“I have always been a stalwart supporter of Israel—a vital partner that shares our democratic values. No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas—even ideas they strongly object to. And no leader of the free world should encourage them to do so,” Biden tweeted.
Read the reactions from the anti-Semitic Left. Read how they lie. They are in total meltdown mode.
It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/v00ESmehXT
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) August 15, 2019
Israel denied entry to two Muslim AMERICAN Congresswomen, one of whom is PALESTINIAN for their political views- who is surprised???
When they show you who they are, believe them.
Unacceptable any which way you think about it. Let’s see who speaks up. Justice is not selective.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August 15, 2019
Trump wanted to ban Muslims like @RashidaTlaib and @IlhanMN
from entering the US. But he can't. Israel can. That's the point: Trump-era Republicans love Israel because it's their model for the United States https://t.co/lsBLxhWxhX
— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) August 15, 2019
If you're appalled by Trump and Netanyahu's reprehensible actions and want to fight back, you can #RiseToTheMoment by joining thousands of pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans at J Street's 2019 National Conference.
— J Street (@jstreetdotorg) August 15, 2019
Lawmakers blast #Trump as #Israel bars door to @Tlaib and @Ilhan https://t.co/v0tmZTnEsQ#RacistTrump #racism #WhiteSupremacistInChief @thehill @scottwongDC @RealMikeLillis @juliegraceb #Netanyahu #BDS @BDSmovement @AMPalestine pic.twitter.com/S0TL7DbC1Q
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) August 15, 2019
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) August 15, 2019
Netanyahu’s discriminatory decision to ban members of Congress from Israel harms int’l diplomacy.
Visiting Israel & Palestine are key experiences towards a path to peace.
Sadly, I cannot move forward w scheduling any visits to Israel until all members of Congress are allowed. https://t.co/WTP5vnt5IH
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 15, 2019
With Trump’s approval, Netanyahu plans on blocking @RepRashida and @Ilhan from entering Palestine/Israel. @RepSusanWild if you stay silent, especially after you just came back from Israel with AIPAC, you are endorsing Israel’s racist & authoritarian practices. #LetThemIn pic.twitter.com/3KPfcqoRzW
— Jewish Voice for Peace (@jvplive) August 15, 2019
Israel’s banning of @IlhanMN @RashidaTlaib is undemocratic and unacceptable! A country with nothing to hide shouldn’t be afraid of what 2 members of Congress will see if they enter #StandWithIlhan&Rashidahttps://t.co/BIpsbS08T5
— Ariel Gold🔥☮️ אריאל (@ArielElyseGold) August 15, 2019
This after 41 Democratic members of Congress took an @AIPAC junket to Israel last week.
Absolutely outrageous! https://t.co/Tra5cvSIPO
— CODEPINK (@codepink) August 15, 2019
Barring @RashidaTlaib and @IlhanMN from entering Israel because of their political views is a horrendous and cruel decision. We urge Democrats to join us in condemning this decision and fight for freedom and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians. pic.twitter.com/k3b4pYBdcg
— IfNotNow🔥 (@IfNotNowOrg) August 15, 2019
— American Progress (@amprog) August 15, 2019
Shame on them. Netanyahu is playing accomplice to Trump’s race-baiting while @realDonaldTrump is playing games with foreign policy to punish Muslim women of color who happen to be his political foes. 1/3
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) August 15, 2019
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