Israel bans Reps. Omar and Talib from entering the country

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that two members of Congress have been banned from entering the country. Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Talib, both who have been outspoken against the Jewish nation, are not welcome.

Netanyahu’s translated tweet about the ban reads “”Congressmen Talib and Omar are leading activists in promoting boycott legislation against Israel in the US Congress. Only a few days ago, we received their visitation plan, and it became clear that they were planning a campaign whose sole purpose was to strengthen the boycott and negate Israel’s legitimacy.”

The ban comes a few hours after President Trump encouraged it.

“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit,” he said.  “They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds.”

Omar and Talib have not responded as of yet.

UPDATE: Omar released this statement on her Twitter account.

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