Tag Archives: BDS

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, …

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Israel Reverses On Rashida Tlaib, Allows Limited Visit

NRP reports: Israel’s interior ministry announced Friday that it would allow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan to enter the country as a private citizen to visit her aging grandmother, reversing an earlier decision to bar her amid pressure from President Trump. The about-face on Tlaib, whose parents are Palestinian immigrants to the U.S. and who has close relatives in …

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Israel Bars Entry For Dem House Reps Omar And Tlaib

The Huffington Post reports: Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), two of Israel’s sharpest critics in Congress, have been barred from entering the country ahead of their proposed visit to the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Israel officials announced Thursday. Israel decided to ban the freshman lawmakers in response to their support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment …

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Israel Won’t Bar Omar And Tlaib From Entering Country

Politico reports: Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, both outspoken critics of Israel and its occupation of the West Bank, will be allowed into the country during a trip there in a few weeks, the Israeli ambassador said Friday, potentially heading off a diplomatic spat. “Out of respect for the U.S. Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, …

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Anti-Israel Protesters Crash French Eurovision Semifinal

The Times Of Israel reports: Anti-Israel protesters briefly interrupted a Eurovision song contest qualifying round in France Saturday, as Israeli singer Netta Barzilai stood on stage. A broadcast of the concert showed four or five protesters rush the stage, with at least one person holding a sign reading “No to Eurovision 2019 in Israel,” before being swiftly escorted away. The …

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