Interior Minister Aryeh Deri made the decision to ban US Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering Israel. This is a reversal of the Israeli government’s position in late July.
The reason cited for their ban is reportedly “suspected provocations and promotion of BDS,” a reference to the anti-Israel boycott movement.
AFSI applauds this sound decision which strengthens Israel’s ability to defend itself from its enemies. Both Tlaib and Omar must not be given an opportunity within the borders of the Jewish Nation State to spread their call for the destruction of Israel and perpetuate their Jew hating agenda. The Israeli government must remain firm and consistent on their policy of not allowing BDS supporters into the country.