August 20, 2019 | 12:07am
Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) react as they talk about journey restrictions to Palestine and Israel.
Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed Israel on Monday — and instructed that the US rethink it’s monetary help to the nation.
“We give Israel more than $3 [billion] in aid every year,” Omar stated throughout a information convention in Minneapolis with Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
“This is predicated on them being an important ally in the region and the only democracy in the Middle East. But denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally, and denying millions of people freedom of movement or expression or self-determination is not consistent with being a democracy.”
Omar (D-Minn.) and Tlaib (D-Mich.), fierce critics of Israel who each help the Boycott, Diversify and Sanctions motion towards it, had been banned from visiting the Jewish state over the weekend.
Tlaib was finally OK’d as a way to go to her grandmother — however she rejected the prospect as a result of she was restricted from boosting BDS.
Tlaib tearfully recalled her household’s ordeal within the occupied territories throughout earlier visits.
“As a young girl, visiting Palestine to see my grandparents, I watched as my mother had to go through dehumanizing checkpoints — even though she was a United States citizen and proud American,” she stated.