«Israel» Will Allow US Congresswomen into Occupied Palestine
By Staff, Agencies
Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, both outspoken critics of the “Israeli” entity and its occupation of the West Bank, will be allowed into the occupiea Palestinian territories during a trip there in a few weeks, the “Israeli” entity’s ambassador said Friday, potentially heading off a diplomatic spat.
“Out of respect for the US Congress and the great alliance between ‘Israel’ and America, we would not deny entry to any member of Congress into ‘Israel’,” said Ron Dermer, the “Israeli” entity’s envoy to the United States.
The freshman Democrats have drawn the ire of pro-“Israel” politicians – including within the Democratic caucus – over the pair’s support for the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against the “Israeli” entity, known as the BDS movement.
Omar said Wednesday the pair are set to visit the country in the coming weeks, and earlier this week introduced a new resolution supporting the right of Americans to boycott the “Israeli” entity, to counter a separate measure condemning the BDS movement.
Had the “Israeli” regime chosen to deny the polarizing lawmakers, it would have come amid a contentious war of words between Omar, Tlaib, their fellow Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, and US President Donald Trump that has dragged on for almost a week.
For the past six days, Trump has launched racist attacks against the congresswomen on Twitter and in public comments, calling them anti-Semitic and anti-American, and telling them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
The “Israeli” entity’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could have blocked the visit from the congresswomen based on a sporadically enforced law passed in 2017. But Dermer’s blanket approval for members of Congress appears aimed at averting a diplomatic crisis over the matter.