Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Us Foreign Policy, Israel

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar

Shocked Israel would ban Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar? Don't be | Joshua Leifer

Shocked Israel would ban Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar? Don't be | Joshua Leifer

16.8.2019

Shocked Israel would ban Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar ? Don't be | Joshua Leifer

The extent to which the Israel i government has designated opposition to its policies as not just illegitimate but also illegal is now plain to see

For Trump, who tweeted that allowing Omar and Tlaib in would be “a show of great weakness” by Israel and that the two Democratic congresswomen “hate Israel & all Jewish people,” this is part of his 2020 re-election strategy.

Throughout the hallways of US officialdom and among the mainstream pundits, many have reacted to the barring of Omar and Tlaib with outrage and shock. But there is nothing exceptional about the Israeli government’s decision, which should be an object lesson about contemporary Israel for those who either haven’t been paying attention or have preferred to avert their eyes from the reality on the ground.

But there is more to Omar and Tlaib’s denial of entry than that. Tlaib is Palestinian; her parents were born in Palestine, and her grandmother still lives there. That Israel could bar her unilaterally from visiting her family’s home—despite her status as a member of Congress—reflects the gross injustice of Israel’s border regime and should dispel any residual illusions that what exists in Israel-Palestine is anything other than a one-state regime with a hierarchy of rights and privileged based on ethno-religious identity. And, sadly, Tlaib’s situation here is not exceptional either. Israel routinely denies Palestinians living in the diaspora the chance even to visit their families and ancestral homes while Jews from anywhere in the world can become Israeli citizens with full rights. If the pro-Israel right had hoped that the decision to bar Omar and Tlaib would shield Israel from threats to its legitimacy, the practical effect could very well be the opposite.

The great irony of all this, of course, is that the Israeli government and the pro-Israel right have given the flagging BDS movement the gift of free publicity and renewed relevance. Supporters of BDS argue that Israel must face consequences for its systematic denial of Palestinians’ basic rights and that external pressure is required to democratize the current undemocratic one-state reality in Israel-Palestine. It was already hard to argue otherwise; now, it will be a little bit harder.

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Serves them right! A bit shocked they were stupid enough to do it The AS accusations against Labour must be seen in this international context. Israel continues to be based and red pilled I wonder what it is about Netanyahu that Trump is so attracted to? Oh right, they both are steeped in corruption allegations after allegations and both of their cabinets are full of scandals and more corruption. That whole bird's of a feather thing, I guess.

Shocked? Not in the least! They would happily dance on the corpses of Israelis, killed by the very militant faction they support given half a chance. Why would you let parasites like these two women in?! Terrorist supporting omar the women that married her brother. They hate Israel, don’t think it should exist, and are going there to undermine it. Why on earth should they be let in?

Small minded zinoist Israel. Why should Israel give any help to people who basically want it destroyed.

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib 'barred from entering Israel'Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have been barred from entering Israel ahead of an expected visit, Israel i media has reported. More follows… Totally normal behaviour Israel is a terrorist organisation anyway Well if you follow a fascist religious ideology, it's to be expected.

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Excuse me but didn’t you celebrate when Brittany Pettibone and Lauren Southern were barred from the UK? I'm not shocked, I'm very happy about it. Thanks for the validation. This is a racist act of a religious nature. Joseph Goebbels would also like to visit. washingtonpost did the photocopier break today. The talking points in this story are not in unison? The DNC masters will be very upset. Come on guys your bosses have sold out the journalistic ethics and can’t afford for people to expose that

Don't be shocked because they're both not fans of Israel? I am shocked that they want to go there 🤣 How about not supporting a boycott against the Country you want to “ visit”? To much to ask? Did u read the Washington post article just released? Hmmmm who’s lying in this situation

Israel blocks Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering country – liveDeputy foreign minister confirms ‘the decision is not to allow them to enter’ after Trump had urged Israel to bar Muslim congresswomen from entering Something’s not matching here What should be done? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Israel blocks US congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from countryHigh-profile Democrats had been planning a visit to the occupied Palestinian territories and Jerusalem for next week What will happen if Israel and India mate? Bloody right.

US congresswomen call Israel visit ban 'insult to democracy'Decision by US's regional ally is apparently unprecedented Why didn't they go on the Congressional trip to Israel with 70 others? Arguing over who’s sky daddy is real 🙄, Cherry picked xenophobia Dicktaters think they are winning. They keep forgetting that WE WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOMS.

Israel bans visit from US Muslim congresswomen racially targeted by Donald TrumpThe president subjected Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to racist abuse on Twitter - and now he's stopped them visiting another country by pressuring the Israel i government TURKEY:'The Amazing Backwardness' These 2 clowns hate isreal and are anti semetic and want isreal not to exist so good that they have been banned. I wouldn't invite someone who hates me to a bbq in having. Same applies here Isreal, a sovereign nation, declines to admit some left-wing Jew haters into the country. Shocker.

Friday briefing: Trump draws Israel into war on congresswomenAnger as Muslim congresswomen banned from visiting … month’s rain could fall today in England and Wales … and why global markets have got the jitters One thing is clear; trump has issues with Muslims not criticism. Fun fact...Israel actually had good reasons for ban and is a sovereign nation. trump's motto: do as much harm as possible everywhere.

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