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Hours after Israeli media reported Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib would not be allowed to enter the West Bank for a planned Congressional delegation, President Donald Trump tweeted Israel should deny the two entry, claiming “they hate Israel” and “all Jewish people.”

The post to social media contradicted a statement put out by White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham four days ago where she assured Washington was not lobbying Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take action, “The Israeli government can do what they want. It’s fake news.”

Axios reported the statement last week, adding sources said behind closed doors Trump lambasted the freshmen Congressmen over their support to the BDS movement, or the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. The president reportedly said if they boycott Israel, “then Israel should boycott them.”

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely confirmed the two Congresswomen would not be allowed entry this morning to Israel’s Reshet Radio this morning, Reuters reported. 

Axois went on to reveal while Trump was opposed to the trip, Democrats proposed an ultimatum to Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer: ensure Tlaib and Omar can travel to the West Bank or Democrats would scotch an upcoming AIPAC organized trip to Israel.

Israel passed an anti-BDS law in 2017 that makes it legal to deny entry to foreign travelers who endorse boycotts against Israel. In 2011, Israel adopted legislation that enabled Israeli companies to sue Israeli citizens for damages over the loss of revenue do to boycott campaigns.

Both Tlaib and Omar have spoken in support of the BDS movement. In July Omar and Tlaib, along with Rep. John Lewis (D-MD), introduced legislation affirming the right to boycott Israel. Later in the month the House voted to condemn the BDS movement.

Despite deep debates on the Hill, BDS is still relatively unknown to most voters. The latest JStreet poll conducted during May asked Democratic voters, “How much have you heard about the BDS, or Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel”? to which 63 percent responded, “Have not heard about it.”

Only 4 percent said they heard “a great deal” about BDS.

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  1. eljay on August 15, 2019, 11:51 am

    It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019

    Shame on DOTARD…sorry, POTUS for once again:
    – anti-Semitically conflating Israel with all Jews;
    – slandering Reps. Omar and Tlaib; and
    – choosing Israel over America.

    … Democrats proposed an ultimatum to Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer: ensure Tlaib and Omar can travel to the West Bank or Democrats would scotch an upcoming AIPAC organized trip to Israel. …

    Democrats: Ensure that Tlaib and Omar can travel to the West Bank or we will scotch an upcoming AIPAC-organized trip to Israel.
    Dermer: I reject your ultimatum. Are you seriously going to scotch an AIPAC-organized trip to Israel?
    Democrats: Ummm…no. The knee-pads have already been purchased.

  2. Talkback on August 15, 2019, 12:39 pm

    Trump: “They hate Israel & all Jewish people, …”

    Translation: “I hate them.”

    • Marnie on August 15, 2019, 11:30 pm

      @Talkback – EXACTLY!!!! He always accuses people of doing or thinking exactly what he does or thinks. The only ‘jew-hater’ in this equation is the rotund cheese ball squatting in the white house, but am pretty sure the zionist enterprise already knows this. They got what they want from him, he gets what he wants, it’s a win-win deal with two sides that hate each other and each other’s ‘countries’.

    • Misterioso on August 16, 2019, 8:28 am


      “Translation: ‘I hate them.'”

      Agreed!! Just like he hates Arabs, black folk, Hispanics, Muslims, etc. The seed for his hate was sowed by his father.

      When are Jewish Zionists going to realize it? They are monsters in bed with a monster!

  3. Tom Suarez on August 15, 2019, 1:13 pm

    And Rashida Tlaib was simply trying to “go back to where she [ancestrally] came from”, like Fearless Leader Trump commanded. Time for a cartoonists’ banquet.

    • Jackdaw on August 15, 2019, 2:50 pm

      Hi Tom,

      Where she [ancestrally] came from was a famous Jewish town called Bethoron.

      There’s even a strong likelihood that Rep. Tlaib’s ancestors were Samaritan Jews.

      • RoHa on August 15, 2019, 7:49 pm

        “There’s even a strong likelihood that Rep. Tlaib’s ancestors were Samaritan Jews.”

        Then Israel should welcome her.

      • Jackdaw on August 16, 2019, 1:31 am


        The early Zionists were convinced that Jew and Palestinian could coalesce on account of their shared ethnology.

        Unfortunately, the Palestinian effendi class whipped up the masses into a violent religious frenzy, and ‘first blood’ was shed.

      • Misterioso on August 16, 2019, 9:12 am


        “The early Zionists were convinced that Jew and Palestinian could coalesce on account of their shared ethnology.”

        Utter nonsense. the “early Zionists” were of Russian, Polish, European ancestry and as their numbers increased, their objective was to take over Palestine. Palestinians were/are Arabs indigenous to Palestine and predominantly Muslim and Christian. About 10% of the Palestinians were Arab Jews who were vehemently opposed to Zionism.

        More reality:
        The mistreatment of Palestinians by Jewish settlers caused Jewish philosopher Ahad Ha’am (nee, Asher Ginsberg) great distress. In 1891 he wrote: “They treat the Arabs with hostility and cruelty, unscrupulously deprive them of their rights, insult them without cause, and even boast of such deeds; and none opposes this despicable and dangerous inclination.” (Ha’am, Ahad, by Am Sheideweg, Berlin 1923, vol.1, p.107; quoted by Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch, p. 24)

        Ha’am concluded that this aggressive behaviour on the part of Jews stemmed from anger“…towards those who remind them that there is still another people in the land of Israel that have been living there and does not intend to leave.” (Hans Kohn, Zionism Reconsidered, Michael Selzer, ed. London: 1970, p. 195; quoted by Nur Masalha, Expulsion of the Palestinians…, p. 7)

        Theodor Herzl’s diaries not only confirm that his objective was the establishment of a “Jewish state” in Palestine, but that it would be an expansionist state. In the year of his death, 1904, he described its borders as being “…in the north the mountains facing Cappadocia [Turkey], in the south, the Suez Canal [Egypt] in the east, the Euphrates [Iraq].” (Theodor Herzl, The Complete Diaries, 11 p. 711)

        Israel Zangwill, the influential Anglo-Jewish essayist and Zionist first believed that the Palestinians would simply “fold their tents and slip away.” It was Zangwill who first voiced the lie that Palestine was a “land without a people, waiting for a people without a land.” (Zangwill, Israel, “The Return to Palestine”, New Liberal Review 11, Dec. 1901 p 627, quoted by David Hirst, p. 19)

        In 1905, Zangwill contradicted himself during a talk in Manchester when he observed that Palestine was “already twice as thickly populated as the United States…. [W]e must be prepared to either drive out by the sword the [Arab] tribes in possession as our forefathers did or to grapple with the problem of a large alien population….” (Zangwill, Speeches, p. 210, quoted by Nur Masalah , Expulsion of the Palestinians…., 1992, p. 10)

        In the February 1919 issue of the League of Nations Journal, Zangwill proposed that the Palestinians “should be gradually transplanted” in Arab countries and at a public meeting in the same year he remarked that “many [Palestinians] are semi-nomad, they have given nothing to Palestine and are not entitled to the rules of democracy.” (Jewish Chronicle, Dec. 12 1919, quoted by Masalha, Expulsion…, p.14)

        In 1920, Zangwill proposed in The Voice of Jerusalem, that there should be an “‘Arab exodus’…based on ‘race redistribution’ or a ‘trek like that of the Boers from Cape Colony,’ which he advocated as ‘literally the only way out of the difficulty of creating a Jewish State in Palestine.’” He continued: “We cannot allow the Arabs to block so valuable a piece of historic reconstruction….To fold their tents and silently steal away is their proverbial habit: let them exemplify it now.” (Zangwill, The Voice of Jerusalem, p. 103, quoted by Masalha, EOTP pp. 13- 14)

      • Misterioso on August 16, 2019, 12:31 pm

        In my comment above I erroneously wrote: “About 10% of the Palestinians were Arab Jews who were vehemently opposed to Zionism.”

        I should have written that about 10% of the Jews in Palestine in 1947 were Arab Jews who were vehemently opposed to Zionism.

    • Talkback on August 16, 2019, 6:40 am

      Again Jackdaw, that town was not “Jewish” when it was founded. The name of a canaaite deity gives it away. Do you even know when and how Judaism came into existence?

      • Jackdaw on August 16, 2019, 11:03 am

        @Oh…your back

        I didn’t say the ancient village was originally Jewish, I said that the village was ‘Jewish’, which it was, and famous, which it is, as the site of two Jewish military victories over the Greeks and Romans.

      • Mooser on August 16, 2019, 5:07 pm

        “Do you even know when and how Judaism came into existence?”

        Oh, that’s easy. Judaism came into existence to provide a religious and historical framework for Zionism.

      • Talkback on August 17, 2019, 7:13 am

        Jackdaw: “I didn’t say the ancient village was originally Jewish, …”

        Oh, you are refering to the Egyptian village that is a famous Palestinian village today, aren’t you?

      • Jackdaw on August 18, 2019, 1:38 am


        Never a famous Palestinian village and never a famous Canaanite village, but definitely a famous Jewish village.

        No lay off this dead horse , please.

      • Mooser on August 18, 2019, 5:07 pm

        “No lay off this dead horse , please.”

        “Jackdaw”, does it ever occur to you how demented you, uh, appear?

  4. RobertHenryEller on August 15, 2019, 7:18 pm

    As opposed to Trump and his supporters, who simply LOVE Jews! Particularly all those Evangelical Trump supporters. They REALLY love Jews! Roasted in the fires of Hell, that is.

    • Jackdaw on August 16, 2019, 1:40 am


      I’ll accept evangelical support now, and take my chances in Hell.

      • Misterioso on August 16, 2019, 9:15 am


        “I’ll accept evangelical support now, and take my chances in Hell.”

        You’re a fool!! Wake up!!

      • Mooser on August 16, 2019, 2:48 pm

        “I’ll accept evangelical support now, and take my chances in Hell.” “Jackdaw”

        Because all those Evangelical supporters and their money will conveniently disappear when Zionism has had enough profit out of the transaction?

      • MHughes976 on August 16, 2019, 3:46 pm

        I don’t think that you need fear the fires of hell if the ‘evangelical’ theories, which are extremely philo-Semitic, are true. There is no need, on their view, to win Jews for Jesus now, because Jews are set to play a role reserved them, which only they can play. That is to resist the satanic or anti-Christ forces which will deceive the world with anti-Semitic propaganda. If you die before the End, you will go to heaven, whither you have set yourself on a valid path just by remaining steadfastly Jewish.
        In the End, the Jews will be hard pressed by the satanic forces until Jesus arrives to take the lead against them. At this point you will recognise the flaming obvious (there will obviously be lots of flame, smoke and ashes) and accept Jesus as saviour. It is true that if any Jewish person is so blind to the flaming obvious as not to acknowledge Jesus at this point he will be consigned to the fires of hell alongside such cosmic scum as the anti-Zs, but the proportion of Jews who will experience this fate is expected to be 0%. There is nothing anti-Semitic, though there may be something of an insult to other Christians, in this version of Evangelicalism. They absolutely don’t think that Jews are going to Hell.

  5. Citizen on August 16, 2019, 5:01 am

    Fun to watch CNN & MSNBC keep pointing out that 75% of Jewish Americans did not vote for Trump or GOP as if the issue was Jewish votes, not the Israel Lobby’s Benjamins–that same media also never points out that Jews are a mere 2% of the USA’s population. Now that media is saying the issue is whether Israel will allow a sitting US congress person to visit the West Bank for purely humanitarian reasons and if so, what will Trump say about that? Stay tuned. BTW most Americans have no clue of the articulated stance of BDS, and they are not being told by main media that some Jews do support BDS and do not support Israel. They are also making it seem as if the two involved women are proven anti-semites–“are considered to be anti-Semites.”

  6. Vera Gottlieb on August 16, 2019, 12:29 pm

    Just what the world needs…NOT! This lout disturbing the $h** and adding fuel to a most poisonous atmosphere. Trump seems to thrive on this.

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