Tlaib Rejects Israel’s “Oppressive Conditions” To Visit

The New York Times reports:

A day after barring Representative Rashida Tlaib under pressure from President Trump, Israel said on Friday that she could visit her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, but only after she agreed in writing not to “promote boycotts against Israel” during her trip.

But after being criticized by backers of a boycott, Ms. Tlaib, too, reversed course on Friday, saying that she would not make the trip, after all. “Visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in,” she wrote on Twitter.

“Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me,” Ms. Tlaib said of her grandmother. “It would kill a piece of me.”