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Media Blames Trump After Democrat Jew-Haters Get Banned From Israel

Posted on | August 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Media Blames Trump After Democrat Jew-Haters Get Banned From Israel


Turned over to watch MSNBC for a while this morning and Joe Scarborough is outraged that Democrats who support genocidal anti-Semitic terrorists are not allowed to stage propaganda events in Israel. Breitbart’s Aaron Klein provides background on the Jew-haters’ junket:

An organization run by notorious Palestinian extremist and Israel boycott defender Hanan Ashrawi co-sponsored and organized the planned visit to Israel by controversial Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
On Thursday, Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri confirmed the two congresswomen would be barred from entry in keeping with a law that allows Israel from denying passage to supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement seeking to delegitimize the Jewish state.
Omar and Tlaib are both prominent BDS supporters who last month introduced a resolution in Congress aimed at supporting the antisemitic BDS Movement, which targets the Middle East’s only democracy and is engaged in economic warfare against Israel.
The cancelled visit was partially organized and co-sponsored by Miftah, an anti-Israel organization headed by Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee and supporter of BDS.
Ashrawi claimed the trip was supposed to be a way for Omar and Tlaib “to engage with the Palestinian people directly and to see things on the ground.”
NGO Monitor, a watchdog on extremist nonprofits, notes that Miftah has accused Israel of committing “massacres,” “apartheid,” “summary executions” of Palestinian youth and “Judaizing” Jerusalem. It has also accused Israel of “ethnic-cleansing of Palestinian-Israeli Arabs.”
Ashrawi was a political leader of the violent First Palestinian Intifada and served as deputy to late PLO leader and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat. She is known for espousing anti-Israel conspiracy theories and attempting to justify Palestinian “resistance” against the Jewish state.

David Harsanyi at The Federalist:

Presidential hopefuls like Bernie Sanders contend that Israel is showing “enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the United States Congress, and to the principles of democracy.”
What principle of democracy states that you have to issue visas to foreigners who are actively engaged in efforts to harm your citizens? . . .
In 2012, the Obama administration denied a visa to Michael Ben-Ari, a member of the hard-right Israeli Kach party. Ben-Ari is no more radical than Tlaib or Omar. . . .
It needs to be stressed that Tlaib and Omar aren’t mere “critics” of Israel, as the media incessantly claims. Critics would find fault with policies of the nation’s government — which, in Israel’s case, has oscillated from left to right, from hawkish to dovish, for more than 70 years. Critics have been traveling to Israel forever. Critics of Israel serve in the nation’s parliament and openly and freely take positions against the ruling government.
Tlaib and Omar actively support a movement with the strategic aim of rallying the world to destroy the Jewish state economically. They aren’t critics, they’re enemies. The boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement (BDS) not only challenges Israel’s right to exist, it relies on age-old antisemitic tropes, conspiracy theories, and blood libels to propel the message. Its most famous champions in the United States are Tlaib and Omar.

The story being delivered by the liberal media ignores this, and asserts that Israel barred these two Jew-hating Democrats under pressure from Trump, but since when does Benjamin Netanyahu need to be “pressured” to defend Israel? At any rate, Israel has now granted Tlaib permission to visit her grandmother and relatives in the West Bank.

On “humanitarian” grounds.

Imagine that — a genocidal hate-monger like Rashida Talib gets humanitarian treatment from the nation she’s determined to destroy.



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