Israel bars Democratic congresswomen from entering country

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  1. Vote4Future

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    (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.
     
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    I think this falls into the category of "free speech doesn't equal freedom from consequences".

    Omar and Tlaib don't like Israel or Jewish people, and they're really "nobodies" when you look at the big picture of American politics, and what they represent and spew is not representative of the United States as a whole, so I'm glad they won't have a chance to go over there and embarrass us with their rhetoric. It's embarrassing enough that we had pockets of extremist who elected them in the first place.
     
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    Here's more:

     
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    Was there a hint that they even wanted to go in the first place?
     
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    Which makes conservatives wonder why liberals are working so frantically to scrub conservatives off of social media.... conservatives with MILLIONS of followers....
     
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    Considering the endless supply of conservatives barred from Canada and the UK no liberal can pretend to be outraged about this.
     
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    Yes. The trip was planned for next week.
     
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    There was a PLANNED visit.

    You need to do a better job of keeping up with things.

    Nothing personal, just a friendly suggestion. :salute:
     
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    "MILLIONS of Followers"?:bored:

    So what?

    Anyway, back on topic, this was a BAD MOVE by Israel.
     
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    guavaball Banned

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    Nothing friendly about your reply.
     
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    Why was it a bad move to keep Israel's enemies out of Israel?
     
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    Sounds like a Really BAD Move:

    And a lot of High-Profile Jewish Organizations agree...

    “Israel faced a tough choice,” tweeted David Harris, the president of the American Jewish Committee. “Anti-Israel bashers @IlhanMN & @RashidaTlaib planned Israel/W. Bank trip. They wanted no mtgs w/ any Israeli leaders or mainstream voices. Still, [Israel] should’ve taken the high road & let these Members of Congress in, no matter how vile their views.”

    “Banning members of Congress from visiting Israel, where they can see facts on the ground with their own eyes, is counterproductive and plays into President Trump’s goal of politicizing support for Israel,stated Jewish Democratic Council of America director Halie Soifer.


    https://forward.com/fast-forward/429601/israel-ilhan-omar-rashida-tlaib-bds/
     
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    Do some of you realize that almost EVERY country in the world has laws that allow them to ban travel into their country to foreign nationals that are vocally critical of their country or their people? Many countries are also very very strict in it's application.
     
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    Well, we barred a member of Israel's parliament in '12...
    Tlaib might be able to get in to see relatives, but neither are allowed in any official talks, due to their BDS support, among other issues.

    Seems a non issue to me.
     
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    Refer to post #12. :flagus:
     
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    Gosh, the ladies find out that their constant vitriol and condemnation of the nation of Israel has actual consequences.. as if their privilege overcame their active work against the nation of Israel. Shocking? Naw. Good for Israel in this case.
     
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    Can you post them saying they were going( not "planning" anything can be "planned" them saying they were going )..... Aka not your word which has no value whatsoever
     
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    You really think these 2 of the Four Retards of the Apocalypse would actually be open to any ideas, contrary to their own?
     
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    Saves us money...
     
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    What part of "go back to where you came from" didn't these jew-hating ladies understand? :D They didn't come from Israel lol
     
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    We need an ROTFL like button!
     
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    Too bad , maybe they would love Israel and stay there. But ya cant blame Israel for not wanting Israel haters into their country .
     
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    Like I said before, no liberal can pretend to be outraged when you were silent on conservatives being banned entry by the UK and Canada so spare us the hypocrisy.
     
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    .....and they want to ban rightwingers from speaking on college campuses, from restaurants, and from Facebook, Google, and Twitter, too.

    "Blocking what they don't want to hear" is straight from the Democrats' playbook.

    But as usual, they're outraged when the shoe is on the other foot.
     
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    LMAO! :roflol:

    Were those "Conservatives" members of the US Congress?

    No "Equivalency", whatsoever.

    Totally LMAO at the utterly failed attempt at any sort of "equivalency".

    And, once again, it was a Bad Move (that only proves that Bibi is a pathetic Trump Puppet).
     

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