Controversial lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rushed to the defense of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barred them from entering his country.

Ocasio-Cortez blasted Netanyahu – ignoring Omar and Tlaib’s anti-Semitism, association with organizations linked to groups like Hamas, and support for the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment movement.
 


According to Townhall:
 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tore into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he announced he would not permit Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) entry for an upcoming trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. 

“[Members of Congress] are frequently asked to visit Israel to ‘see things for ourselves,’” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “But Netanyahu choosing to ban the only 2 Muslim women in Congress from entering tells the US that only *some* Americans are welcome to Israel, not all.”

Netanyahu defended the decision to deny entry to the two congresswomen, saying the move is in line with a new law that would prevent any supporter of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement against Israel from visiting the country.

 

 

“The two-member congressional visitation plan shows that their intent is to hurt Israel and increase its unrest against it,” Netanyahu said in a statement. 

 


On top of that, Omar compared the BDS movement to the Boston Tea Party and Tlaib equated its activities to the anti-Nazi boycott of 1933.


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