USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer spoke to the Washington Post about the Israeli government barring Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entry into Israel.

For decades, US and Israeli officials have talked about the “shared values” between the two countries. But the clash over Omar and Tlaib’s trip, said Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, highlights “a real, profound divide” over what those values are. “Are they the values of nativism, Islamophobia, discrimination,” Munayyer told this column, “or are these values about equality, pluralism and anti-discrimination?”