On Thursday afternoon, Israel denied reps. Illhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib entry into the country. This comes after Omar and Tlaib have consistently made hostile comments about one of our closest allies in the world. Omar, on several occasions, has posted anti-Semitic comments, saying the United States is too close the Middle Eastern Country. Omar was even forced to apologized to her colleagues for her disparaging social media posts.
Additionally, Omar and Tlaib have been big supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Thankfully, the House voted against the bill in large numbers. But despite all of this, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is attempting to change the narrative, saying that it’s the Israelis that are the problem, it’s them that are the racists.
MoC are frequently asked to visit Israel to “see things for ourselves.”
But Netanyahu choosing to ban the only 2 Muslim women in Congress from entering tells the US that only *some* Americans are welcome to Israel, not all.
Trump is exporting his bigotry &making matters worse. https://t.co/PFdMDxuIfJ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 15, 2019
Of course, instead of looking at what they two members of Congress have said and done, AOC wants to claim racism because Tlaib and Omar are “Muslim women.”