In response to urging by Donald Trump Israel has banned two Democratic Representatives from visiting the country.

By |2019-08-15T08:22:30-08:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

I don’t believe this has ever happened before.

Courtesy of Axios:

Following pressure from President Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backtracked on his decision to allow Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) to enter the country and is barring the congresswomen over their support for the BDS movement.

Netanyahu issued a statement stressing Omar and Tlaib were planning a trip whose “sole purpose is to strengthen the boycott and de-legitimize Israel.” Netanyahu said the congresswomen designated their trip as a visit to Palestine and not to Israel, and did not ask to meet any Israeli official or member of opposition. “Omar and Tlaib’s visit plan showed they only wanted to harm Israel,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu’s reversal creates an unprecedented moment — an ally of the United States has banned two duly elected members of Congress from entering its country. It could cause a huge crisis with the Democratic Party and damage the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Axios’ Jonathan Swan and I reported this weekend that Trump was unhappy with Netanyahu’s decision to allow Omar and Tlaib into the country, telling his advisers that Israel should bar the congresswomen. On Thursday, he tweeted that it would show “great weakness” if Israel allowed them in, claiming that the lawmakers “hate Israel and all Jewish people.”

Trump has NO right to instruct the leader of another country to block access to two duly elected members of Congress. 

Doing so is keeping them from fulfilling the obligations of their office and directing the leader of a foreign government to favor the representatives from one political party over another. 

Could you even begin to imagine the hair on fire response from Fox News if Barack Obama had pulled this kind of shit? 

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  1. Anonymous August 15, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Must depend on trump for something huh?

  2. abbafan August 15, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Gryphen, don’t forget back 4 or 5 years ago, when the Turtle and the criminal repiglican Congress circumvented diplomatic protocol, and invited Netanyasshole to deliver a speech to Congress, where he proceeded to criticize President Obama. Fuckin’ traitors!!

  3. POS-POTUS August 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    There comes a time “anyone BUT this @sshole” 2020, and one sits back and watches.
    I’m old, okay? I can’t do marches, volunteer, nor go door to door.
    VOTE like you never have, and we’ll just see what popular vs. electoral is THIS time.
    No one can convince me that anyone in their right mind would give him a second term, and hacking elections is a FACT if he wins.

  4. Anonymous August 15, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Bibi is a fascist just like trump and the orthodox Jews are just as bad as the Taliban, so no surprise there especially because Bibi has an election coming up.

    Trump thinks Michigan will “take care of Tlaib” and vote her out, just shows how little trump knows about her district, the largest community of Arabs in the USA is in MI, so I seriously doubt she will be going anywhere except back to D.C.

    Why doesn’t he concentrate on his new idiotic idea to buy Greenland to build a golf course. Nothing like using the office of the presidency to line your pockets. Then again maybe he should do something about the golf courses he has that are going bankrupt.

  5. Georgeanne Wilcox August 16, 2019 at 2:51 am

    What an idiot, BiBi (now FeeFee) needs to look strong to get reelected and ends up doing something that makes him look like a lapdog. LAME.

  6. reba August 16, 2019 at 4:50 am

    I wonder what went wrong with Trump. We know he was spoiled and daddys favorite, and probably didn’t have much of a foundation.

    I think to Bristols’ recent comments about how she and her family has remained so grounded and level headed despite so much media abuse and slander – GOOD parents who protect and instill good values and a solid foundation.

    I wish more had that. Alaska drug issues are no different from the rest of the world, but it’s saying something that none of Sarahs kids have ever needed rehab and none had worrisome problems growing up. Heck, Bristol’s brother was her son’s prominent baby sitter and bff for years when she couldn’t trust hardly anyone because everyone outside her family were liars.

  7. anonymous August 16, 2019 at 7:31 am

    “I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies,” Tlaib tweeted, using the word sity to refer to her grandmother.

    “Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,”

  8. Kalena August 16, 2019 at 10:59 am

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