(CNN)Israel announced Thursday it was barring the entry of two US congresswomen after Donald Trump encouraged the move, a remarkable step both by the US President and his ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to punish political opponents. https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/15/politics/israel-visit-ilhan-omar-rashida-tlaib-intl/index.html In the world that we live, I am not for sure what to think of this. On one hand, both of these individuals have been extremely vocal opponents of Israel. As public officials of the United States, that goes against this countries standing with Israel. Their personal background plays completely into this too.