RPT - US Congresswoman Omar Accuses Israel Of Implementing 'Trump's Muslim Ban'
Faizan Hashmi 3 days ago Fri 16th August 2019 | 01:10 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th August, 2019) Representative Ilhan Omar said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred her and another Muslim member of US Congress from entering Israel due to pressure from President Donald Trump.
Earlier in the day, the Israeli government said Omar and US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib were barred from entering the country because of their support for a Palestinian-lead boycott movement. The two US lawmakers had planned to visit Israel next week.
US Ambassador David Friedman in a statement on Thursday said the United States supports Israel's decision because the American lawmakers planned on engaging in "economic warfare" by fueling the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.