Israel ends speculation by banning Omar and Tlaib from visiting


Statements by USCPR were included by The Daily Dot in their article about the Israeli government barring Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar from entry into Israel.

U.S.: Trump administration revoked the visa of Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the ICC; denied a visa to Pal diplomat Dr. Hanan Ashrawi; and prevented Omar Barghouti, a founder of the movement for freedom, justice, and equality, from coming here for his daughter’s wedding.

Members of Congress must condemn Israel’s attempts to make an example of Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, and hold Israel accountable for the racist and exclusionary policies that underlie the Israeli government’s policies towards Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims.

President Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu are perfectly aligned when it comes to repressing human rights and political dissent. They have despicable records on human and civil rights, regularly attempt to silence supporters of social justice—including with deportation—and share a love for white supremacists.