Trump Presses Israel to Block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib
He said on Twitter while Israeli officials were deliberating the matter that “it would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit.”
The New York Times
Update: Israel will not allow 2 Democratic congresswomen to visit the West Bank, the deputy foreign minister said on Israeli radio. President Trump had urged the country to ban the representatives in an extraordinary step to punish his political rivals.
First he tells Congresswoman Tlaib to "go back" to "her" country, and then he tells that country not to let her in.
The New York Times
Breaking News: President Trump urged Israel to deny entry to two U.S. congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, in an unusual effort to punish domestic rivals
Trump’s push to have Israel defy the US Congress is one more instance of Trump’s unbridled assault on America’s constitutional institutions. No self-respecting Congress would let him get away with it.
First-class friends don’t treat U.S. representatives like second-class citizens. Trump and Bibi are both wrong. While I disagree with Reps. Tlaib and Omar about their views on Israel, they should be allowed to visit.
this is an attack on congress. it's an attack on oversight. it's an attack on free expression & opinion. it's abuse of power.
It should alarm every American when a US ally denies entry to members of Congress because our autocratic president seeks to punish his political rivals.
It’s disgraceful that Netanyahu is denying
access to Israel due to their political views. This isn’t a partisan issue. When a nation blocks a member of Congress from entering their borders, they are insulting the American people.
“By enlisting a foreign power to take action against two American citizens, let alone elected members of Congress, Mr. Trump crossed a line that other presidents have not” Let’s add this to the list of unpresidential things he keeps doing 🤦🏽♀️
While I love Israel—it’s my homeland historically, spiritually and religiously—this is NOT an action that I support, nor does it reflect the spirit of Israel.
Mary Louise Kelly
"Mr. Trump’s decision to recommend that another country block entry to two US citizens, let alone members of Congress, was one of the most pronounced violations of democratic norms that he has engaged in since taking office in January 2017."
By enlisting a foreign power to act against two American citizens, let alone elected members of Congress, Mr. Trump crossed a line that other presidents have not, in effect exporting his partisan battles overseas.
This looks to me like clear solicitation and acceptance of foreign aid to the 2020 Trump campaign. Someone smarter than me tell me why I'm wrong.
Tlaib and Omar are the first members of Congress in American history to support the BDS movement. Israel has blocked BDS-supporting dignitaries before, incl seven French mayors and members of the European Parliament in 2017.
Israel will not allow 2 Democratic congresswomen to visit the West Bank, the deputy foreign minister said on Israeli radio. President Trump had urged the country to ban the representatives in an extraordinary step to punish his political rivals.
cares less about the sanctity of American citizenship abroad than he does about marginalizing women of color who dare stand up to him.
Does this mean Israel is no longer an ally of the United States, but only of right-wing politicians in the United States?
Let me extend my heartiest congratulations to Shelly Adelson on becoming Prime Minister of Israel.
With Trump being #PutinsPuppet, #Israel’s
is now officially #PutinsPuppetsPuppet.
Israeli Decision on Omar and Tlaib Inflames Politics in Two Countries - The New York Times
This must be unique in modern American history: The president of the US is encouraging a foreign power to mistreat American citizens, elected officials, no less. Isn't he supposed to protect US citizens? So I always thought.
Michael D. Kennedy
2b a #ResponsibleRepublican. Bravo
for this solidarity w
. Who will stand next with
Don't allow TrumPutin's ranks to grow.
Netanyahu and Trump, once again, the Prix Benois winners in the category "fascism pas de deux".
Paul R. Ehrlich
Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them
FASCISTS NOW RUN ISRAEL TOO!
G. T. Blackwell
This is the #GishGallop of presidencies. It's impossible to focus on any one thing because of the torrent of stupid and evil acts flowing from President Dunning-Kruger.
are only his latest victims. #Israel #BDS
Pity leaders think Israel is too weak to tolerate criticism. Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them.