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Israel’s decision to block congresswomen Omar and Tlaib draws widespread criticism

Israel’s choice to dam congresswomen Omar and Tlaib attracts widespread criticism

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/15/israels-decision-to-block-congresswomen-omar-and-tlaib-draws-widespread-criticism) reduced by 91%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Israel's decision on Thursday to block two American congresswomen from entering the country amid pressure from Donald Trump drew widespread criticism in Washington, with some Democrats warning the move threatened to erode US support for its longtime ally.

    > "Banning Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel and Palestine is a sign of enormous disrespect to these elected leaders, to the United States Congress, and to the principles of democracy," the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders tweeted.

    > After Israel made its decision public, Trump went after the congresswomen once again, tweeting: "Representatives Omar and Tlaib are the face of the Democrat Party, and they HATE Israel!".

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  2. Maybe we should freeze all those billions of dollars we give Israel if this is how they want to treat our elected officials.

  3. Wow… That sounds like something China would do.

    I wasn’t expecting Israel to welcome the legislators with open arms, but to bar them from entry?..

  4. Action against one american should be considered action against all of us. There should be no such thing as some americans are more american than others. Sadly we are too divided to give a crap. I can only hope this opens a legal can of worms all over the country.

  5. Probably not the wisest thing for Israel to do in the long term from a political perspective.

    It also makes Bibi seem to be kissing Trump’s ass over this.

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