After first saying they would waive their anti-BDS law and allow Reps Omar and Tlaib into the country, Israel changed its mind today and decided to ban them from coming into the country on Sunday. In 2017 the Knesset passed an anti-BDS law that blocks foreign BDS activists from gaining entry to Israel as the BDS movement is not only anti-Semitic but calls for the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel.
Note: If anyone needs a refresher on BDS and why it is anti-Semitic, it’s explained in this article.
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri who made the decision said:
“The state of Israel respects the American Congress as part of the close alliance between the two countries. But it is inconceivable that Israel would be expected to let into the country those who wish to hurt it, including by means of the visit itself,
President Trump lobbied hard for Israel to ban the two members of congress. However, his urging had little to do with the decision to bar Reps Omar and Tlaib. His tweet this morning was made after Israel decided to stop the two. In fact two weeks ago, US Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer
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