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I do not bow down to oppressive & racist policies of Israel

Israel’s regime announced Thursday that it would not allow the Democratic congresswomen to make their scheduled visit this weekend because both have declared support for the Israel boycott movement. It was after Trump’s saying on twitter that “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. There is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds

Some of the users on social media described Trump’s saying in contradiction to his previous saying on twitter when he said, they should go back to their countries. Some other compared the ban to the actions of the South African government during the apartheid

Democratic congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib

In USA, Political leaders from both sides of the spectrum reacted in favor for or against the Israel’s regime decision. Former Vice President, Joe Biden criticized Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision and tweeted, “No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas, even ideas they strongly object to

Finally the Israeli occupation regime gave the permission with some conditions to Rashida Tlaib. They said, she only could visit her grandfather who resides in the West Bank

Rashida Tlaib refused and through a tweet said, “Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in — fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.” Then she continued: “When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies

By: Arsalan Rafieyan

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