An Israeli NGO just hit Ilhan Omar where it hurt. The organization filed a petition to block the US Congresswoman from entering the country when she arrives for an upcoming visit.
How embarrassing. Under Israeli law, the state can bar anyone from entering the country who “knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel.”
Ilhan and her squad introduced the BDS resolution which basically supports the boycotts causing many in the country to ask the government to ban her.
Out of respect for the United States Congress, the authorities decided to let her visit but this new petition may pick up steam and you can be sure Trump would not care if Bibi banned Omar.
From The Times of Israel:
Shuran HaDin said its petition included proof of Omar’s activities supporting the BDS movement, including her sponsorship of a bill to allow boycotting Israel earlier this month.
The NGO also cited a recent tweet by US President Donald Trump calling on Omar and Tlaib to apologize to Israel, the White House and the American people due to their “horrible statements.”
That was part of a days-long attack by Trump on four Democrat congresswomen of color in which he also told them to “go back” to where they came from, and accused them of hating Israel.
Liberal US Jews said the president was trying to “weaponize” Israel to defend his racists tweets.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, an attorney who is Shuran HaDin’s founder, criticized the Israeli government for asking students in the US and other countries to stand up to BDS activists on campus, often endangering themselves, while not serving as a “role model” and fighting the movement with all the tools at its disposal.
“Israel shouldn’t let others, including young students, fight this battle for it, and in contrast surrender to the phenomenon here in Israel due to the prestige and status of certain important BDS activists,” she added in a statement.