US Reps Omar and Tlaib refused permission to visit Israel

The decision to ban a visit to Israel by two controversial US lawmakers Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was taken on Thursday, Aug. 15, after intense deliberation. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri based it on the law denying entry to BDS activists that was promulgated by the Knesset in 2017.

Omar and Tlaib are vocal champions of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. They were planning a three-day visit starting next Sunday. The interior minister stressed that Israel has the highest respect for the American Congress as part of the close alliance between the two countries. But it is unthinkable for people who seek to harm this country being permitted to enter, when they use the most influential platform in the world to promote the boycott of Israel.

Had Tlaib, an American of Palestinian heritage, made a special humanitarian request to visit her family on the West Bank, it would have been seriously considered, he said.

US President Donald Trump made this comment on Twitter: “Admitting the far-Left Democratic Reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit Israel would show great weakness.” He added: “They hate Israel and all Jewish people. And 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.”

Omar and Tlaib were invited by the Palestinian Miftah group which is headed by Hanan Ashrawi. They had arranged to visit Ramallah, Temple Mount, Bethlehem, and the controversial Khan al-Akhmur site outside Jerusalem.
Netanyahu had to overcome a dilemma before reaching the decision to prohibit their visit. He had been warned that this decision would be taken amiss by the US Democratic party and reflect badly on its traditional friendship for Israel, as well as on the country’s reputation for freedom of expression for all opinions.

On the other hand, the prime minister is fighting a tough uphill battle for his Likud party’s re-election on Sept. 17 and his own political future. Any sign of weakness on his part would be seized on and turned against him by his many rivals and further fracture his right-wing base. Netanyahu knew that granting vocal supporters of the anti-Israel boycott permits to enter Israel against the law – with free rein to use their visit as a platform for spreading their views across world media – would seriously impair his prospects for winning voters next month.

Democratic minority leader in the US Senate Chuck Schumer condemned the ban as harmful to the friendly ties between the US and Israel. Schumer advised Netanyahu to reverse the decision which he called a sign of weakness. He was followed in the same vein by two Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

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70 thoughts on “US Reps Omar and Tlaib refused permission to visit Israel

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:01 at 20:01
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    Goody goody gum drops, . . . great decision, . . .

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 14:25 at 14:25
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      Kill these shamortas in israel. Mazel taf

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:10 at 20:10
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    What a distorted, perverted view of “weakness” and “strength” – from leading American democrats ?!
    Long live President Trump !

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:11 at 20:11
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    Really? Berney ! the self hater doesn’t think so wow ,how dare Natenyahoo go against old Beanery?

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:13 at 20:13
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    No BDS sharmouta anywhere 1000 miles near Jerusalem!

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:15 at 20:15
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    Israel’s survival is now binary, given resurging antisemitism, and the intent of Iran to wipe Israel off the Map. It is right to deny our haters an invitation to cause more trouble

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:20 at 20:20
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    Bibi, well done, you are the best and I hope one day the leftists in Israel finally realize you are a true leader, not a phony politician like Labor gives us…..

    Why should any leader give a platform to someone who doesn’t even acknowledge their right to exist…
    Omar and Talib are human garbage, flush them out!

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:27 at 20:27
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    Not only are they a disgrace, they are both disgustingly ugly and repulsive in their appearance, (look at that pig face on Tlaib) and in the way they speak (Omar the Imperious). Nothing but Jew haters and America haters. Death to all Islamist scum, and their quisling Western sympathizers. America forever, baby.

    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 23:51 at 23:51
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      Omar is attractive. neither are anti-American or Jew haters, like most of the people in the world tghey are anti rascist.

      • Aug 16, 2019 @ 3:55 at 3:55
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        Compared to farm animals perhaps they are attractive to you Ole McDonald, but to me, their hatred for America oozes through the screen each time they appear on it, when both these filthy, Jew hating gutter snipes should be kissing the ground of the country that rescued them, especially Omar the Imperious.

      • Aug 16, 2019 @ 5:15 at 5:15
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        Her brother agrees

      • Aug 17, 2019 @ 23:44 at 23:44
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        Anti racist ? Do some actual research and see who they are affiliated with. Their only desire was to create more
        anti-Israeli sentiment.

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:35 at 20:35
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    Go home dumb and dumber you pair of cretins.

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:39 at 20:39
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    One looks as if she has been in a famine,and the other looks like she caused it.
    It is folly to be nice to our enemies.

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:44 at 20:44
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    LOL on Istael vs The Squad. LOL!!

    Some serious news: GRACE 1 RELEASED!

    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:08 at 21:08
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      Of course it is been released! The oil in the tanker was not intended for Syria after the impounding.

      But the unbelievers did not believe us, so we now give in written and the tanker leaves.

      Only, let us hope Allah does not cause the captain to stop for a while in Syria only for verifications of the level of oil inside, or the Brits could think we unload. But, once arrived in Syria, what to do if we find the tanker is almost empty because of thiefs robbing it during the impounding?

      I’m telling you, in this case the Brits are not to escape easily without paying for the value of the cargo!

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 10:29 at 10:29
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      By trying to come and getting banned, they brought the spotlight on themselves. They are now separated from the “Squad” and all alone in jihad island.

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:55 at 20:55
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    So, this Netanyahu will not allow us to meet and show American support to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades?

    No problem, we will go then for Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and whoever shows support to our BDS non armed movement. But, let it be clear – non armed only until a certain point, because what’s really at stake is war.

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:57 at 20:57
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    Great decision!!! No need to bring more agitators into Israel.

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:11 at 21:11
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    Humpty Dumpty sat on a Wall
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
    and all Adelson’s horses
    and all Saban’s men and Hillary couldn’t put Kahanist Israel back together again

    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:23 at 21:23
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      Inviting Ilan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is like inviting Farakhan, and Joseph Goebbels the main Natzi Propgandist to speak! These Islamic Natzis pretend to be Muslim but likely are offspring of Hitler mat his name rot and be erased and they try to cause untold hatred against Jewish People and Israel! Ilan Omar is also from Somalia and what does she know about Israel except for what her Imam and country taught her about! She calls us occupiers, Apartheid and Oppressors but that really is what the Muslim world has been against Israel simply because Israel is Jewish and our attackers are muslims so she feels she can destroy us for crime of being a Jew! Ilan Omar and Tlaib are Natzis and if America wants such garbage in their government that is a problem

      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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        Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib hate our Jewish Children how can they
        Smserve in The American Government! Let them take their Muslim Privilege to live in about 55 of their own countries and leave the true Minority Israel alone! Such cowardly bullies picking on The Only Jewish State smaller than New York that survived the Holocaust and countless Natzi and Muslim wars since and before 1929

      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:35 at 21:35
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        Mad King Bibi of the Rabbinic Hermit Kingdom of Judea and Samaria has made a courageous decision in keeping with King’s Torah – I know I speak for all Pure Kahanists when I say thank you from the bottom of our hearts – Belazel Smotrich

        • Aug 16, 2019 @ 10:33 at 10:33
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          “Mad King Bibi of the Rabbinic Hermit Kingdom of Judea and Samaria has made a courageous decision in keeping with King’s Torah – I know I speak for all Pure Kahanists when I say thank you from the bottom of our hearts – Belazel Smotrich”

          Now that you spewed all of that out, isn’t it time you got back to finishing that ham sandwich?

    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:46 at 21:46
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      excuse me instead of only singling out Hillary I should have also included Jane Harman, for her conspiracy with Saban over Mueller’s ‘aipac spy trial’/Steve Rosen Larry Weiss – oops sorry Jane but that’s the same Mueller who has Netanyahu on un 2334

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:26 at 21:26
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    The only democracy in the Middle East – 1P1V1S Palestine and democratic model for Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:44 at 21:44
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    The haters of Israel should be kept away. Glad to see continued agreement with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Peace.

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 10:45 at 10:45
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      “The haters of Israel should be kept away. Glad to see continued agreement with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Peace.”

      Agreed, TexasDave.

      Peace (which is more likely now that those 2 will not be able to use Israel as an international platform for their propaganda).

      Peace again.

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 21:57 at 21:57
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    Kahanists/Kach are illegal in Israel as well as the US, that goes for Netanyahu/Neocons

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:02 at 22:02
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    When you’ve made both AIPAC and Steny Hoyer barf, you know you’ve really made some true progress that will result in facts on the ground

    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:05 at 22:05
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      thank you thank you thank you Representatives Omar and Talib for saving America 38 billion dollars which we can use to save Social Security and everything else

      • Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:04 at 11:04
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        “thank you thank you thank you Representatives Omar and Talib for saving America 38 billion dollars which we can use to save Social Security and everything else”

        Only people who worked can collect Social Security…………………your concern is most likely Welfare but you really should not be so concerned since Israeli contributions in science, technology, medicine and agriculture have benefited the USA (and the rest of the civilized world) many times over what we invest in them.

        Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to wait in line, with your boom box blaring that rap “music”, in front of your local Social Services Office for that check which will still be waiting for you there.

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 22:50 at 22:50
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    Thank God!

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 23:34 at 23:34
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    Once upon a time Jews were one of the mentally/intellectually strongest peoples in the world. They believed in free speech and argument. They would argue anything with anybody.

    Not anymore. Not Israeli Jews. Not the respondents here.

    Some criticisms they just can’t take. Like their new Arab regime friends. They outlaw criticism and free speech. It’s too hard for them to deal with. They need protecting. Poor things.

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 0:06 at 0:06
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      Anon… Could not be more wrong, Israel, is Doing the Job the Congress has Neither the Courage Nor Moral Turpitude to do since Congresswomen Tlaib & Omar are leading activists in promoting Boycott Legislation against Israel in the Congress. The Visitation Plan Intent to hurt Israel & Increase Unrest, both Congresswomen Cited Palestine rather than Accepting Israel with Global BDS Legislation they Introduced.

      • Aug 16, 2019 @ 1:16 at 1:16
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        A v.v. confused reply. Israel is banning free speech, not just with this measure but a whole raft of legislative measures in recent years. There is no way you can deny that. Israel is not welcoming free speech and criticism in order to show up their errors in open debate. Israel is terrified of free speech and open democratic debate. Hence its (often v. successful) attempts to legislatively ban anti-Israel criticism around the world. Poor things

        • Aug 16, 2019 @ 1:25 at 1:25
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          PS Dunno what they’d say, but if I were in Omar/Tlaib’s shoes, I’d *welcome* Netanyahu’s move. He’s given them an awful lot of free publicity around the world. – & Israel an awful lot of bad publicity. Of course, right now he only cares about what *Israelis* want to hear. When he/Gantz are elected, it will be too late to repair the damage to Israel’s “democratic” (read McCarthyite) image.

          • Aug 16, 2019 @ 3:47 at 3:47
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            Caring about what’s in Israel’s interests is what an Israeli prime minister is elected to do!
            No leader has any care about “bad publicity” or what haters the world around say or think. Let them and you rant all you want. You will not win. Hatred – the recourse of losers – always loses.

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 4:36 at 4:36
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      What free speech are you talking about? Why Don’t you try your beloved and precious free speech in Iran? Why Don’t you try criticism there? You think people are stupid? You, stupid troll.

      Why on earth would Israel let in their country people that do not even recognize its right to exist? It would be even more stupid than you.

      The real disgrace is seeing these people in power position in Congress. Go figure!

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 23:35 at 23:35
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    What was needed Far Earlier was Senator Schumer, Speaker Pelosi & Media Accepting these Congresswomen Hate Speech & Not Admitting they were Wrong with their Words! They still have Not Atoned for their Ignorance & it is Global for all to see, So Be It!!

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 23:50 at 23:50
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    What goes around comes around.

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:18 at 11:18
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      “What goes around comes around.”

      In this case, Omar’s and Tlaib’s propaganda has come back to bite them both!
      Too bad there are so many stupid people on the left who can’t comprehend this!

  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 23:57 at 23:57
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    CHUCK SCHUMER IS ANOTHER KISSINGER THE JEWISH SEC DEF IN 1973 WHO DELAYED RE SUPPLY TO THE IDF DURING THE 1973 WAR IRONY IS HIS PARENTS ESCAPED NAZI GERMANY WITH HIM IN THE LATE 30S

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 11:29 at 11:29
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      “CHUCK SCHUMER IS ANOTHER KISSINGER THE JEWISH SEC DEF IN 1973 WHO DELAYED RE SUPPLY TO THE IDF DURING THE 1973 WAR IRONY IS HIS PARENTS ESCAPED NAZI GERMANY WITH HIM IN THE LATE 30S”

      It may well have been the other way around: Kissinger may have had to convince President Nixon that, in spite of what the Arab league was threatening at the time, it was actually in America’s best interest to resupply the IDF.
      BTW, Chuck Schumer is not “another Kissinger”: he’s no where near as smart and recent events have proved that!

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 0:05 at 0:05
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    Shux guys!!! We had hoped you would let them in and take them to be with Mousa ElSadr on a permanent visit!! Now we have to listen to them squeak and squawk about this for a while; until the next shiny object gets their attention.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 0:38 at 0:38
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    We need to show our disapproval of the squad at the voting box

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 0:39 at 0:39
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    If the democratic party does not disavow these BDS supporters, the friendship has already been lost with this party which tolerates antisionism and antisemitims in its midst. The only thing which Israel can lose here is not friendship but respect. Israel won’t be loved by enemies it needs to be feared. Letting genocidal enemies come in is a sign of weakness, the same that began in Oslo.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 0:39 at 0:39
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    The entire Middle East says a big ‘THANK YOU’ to Netanyahu, for not letting these two douche bags visit Israel.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 0:44 at 0:44
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    This makes me happy. Now vote them out of congress😎🇺🇸😎

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 0:49 at 0:49
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    The Magic Wand of Instantaneous BDS and 1P1V1S = put the Messianic settlers on American TV POOF!

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 2:38 at 2:38
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    At first I thought this was an over-reaction by Israel, but now I think it was the best decision. They would have used the visit as a platform for all sorts of propaganda, in concert with their Palestinian sponsors. Better to avoid the whole problem.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 3:36 at 3:36
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    A country has every right to decide who can and cannot enter. Anti semitic and anti Israeli speakers should not be allowed to spew their hatred for Israel within Israel. Free speech has its limits. And Natanyahu is the best and most intelligent prime minister Israel ever had. Hope he wins the next election and keeps Israel safe.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 3:47 at 3:47
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    You are all very wrong!
    Visiting is permitted, only stepping on the land is not.
    They may visit anytime using Google (maps) from a cozy sofa at home.
    Also, Youtube provides a lot o interesting videos.
    Hy, why pollute with tons of CO2 and NO by flying, when it is ecologically much better to go electronic?

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 3:54 at 3:54
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    Too bad we can’t dump this trash in Iran.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 3:54 at 3:54
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    Rashida Tlaib is a Palestinian, she is Semitic and has every claim to be in Israel. These fake Ashkenazi (white) jews are actually European pretending to be Middle Easterners and home for them is Europe.

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 4:11 at 4:11
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      Actually the likes of Rashida and Omar are marching in Europe with the slogan “Close Guantanamo and open Aushwitz”. Micah, that is the part of Europe where they would like to send the sephardic jews as well.

    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 4:22 at 4:22
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      all jews came from the 12 tribes all jews 2000 years ago were kicked out of what is now israel and the west bank by the roman empire arabs had syria egypt lebanon

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 4:14 at 4:14
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    It is not just the Sloppy Words used by these Congresswomen it is their Actions for Boycotts Organizing against Israel with Education Money Grants at American Universities!

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 10:50 at 10:50
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    Thank you Bibi for standing up to these two Democrats who make a mockery of the USA and themselves. Well done my friend.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 14:40 at 14:40
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    Breaking News! Jewish protestors Run Over by a Captain at a Rhode Island detention facility. The incident was captured on video Wednesday night. Five demonstrators were hospitalized.

    The protest was organized by ‘Never Again Action’ a collection of Jewish people and their supporters.

    Trump would do anything and everything including turning on Israel if it was in his best interest.

    Good on You Bibi!! WILL BIBI STAND UP FOR JEWISH PEOPLE RUN OVER BY AMERICAN CAPTAIN WORKING FOR TRUMP??

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 14:54 at 14:54
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    Looking at those two it’s easy to understand why the Torah tells us swine are unclean and not kosher.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 15:32 at 15:32
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    Great decision – keeping both from entering, they are ANTI ISRAEL and agents of hatred.

    Chucky Schumer, Pelosi, AIPAC all should be ashamed of themselves for supporting these two Anti Israel Congress women. But, all of them hate President Trump so whatever he is for they are against.

    President Trump is a Strong and Solid Supporter of Israel and the only President to make good on his promises supporting Israel.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 17:45 at 17:45
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    Find out if Syria or Uran want these two POS. We will gladly give them to them ASAP. I am wondering what stupid people in their states would vote for these stupid women.

  • Aug 16, 2019 @ 23:33 at 23:33
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    They should both be sent to Somalia…. permanently.
    There they can spew all the hatred they want.
    The honorable President Donald Trump was right:
    “Send them back to where they came from”.

  • Aug 17, 2019 @ 21:06 at 21:06
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    thank you Israel for not letting these skanks in.

  • Aug 18, 2019 @ 16:16 at 16:16
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    thank god, those two pieces of trash are not entering Israel, in any case they use Palestine when referring to Israel, well then , go find Palestine,
    God Bless Trump
    God bless Israel

  • Aug 19, 2019 @ 5:30 at 5:30
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    These two are supporting the agents of terror and the democrat’s that back them are the enemies from within who have sold out America and Israel for the Marxist view.

  • Aug 19, 2019 @ 20:24 at 20:24
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    As an American, I think it was a great decision by Israel. These so-called representatives represent sharia law and nothing else. They are traitors to the US and haters of Israel.

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