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Squad Member Rashida Tlaib Calls for Boycott of Bill Maher’s Show Because He Called BDS for What It Is

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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to a constituent in Wixom, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

As Thomas LaDuke wrote Saturday, liberal comedian/TV talk show host Bill Maher absolutely ripped into Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), their supporters, the media, and the BDS movement Friday night for their phony outrage over Israel announcing last Thursday they were barring the two Congresswomen entry into the country.

For background, here’s a recap of how the segment went down, via Fox News:

“It’s a bulls— purity test, BDS is a bulls— purity test by people who want to appear ‘woke’ but actually slept through history class,” Maher said, drawing loud cheers from the audience. “It’s predicated on this notion … I think it’s very shallow thinking that the Jews in Israel are mostly white and Palestinians are mostly brown, so they must be innocent and correct and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this ‘completely peaceful people’ found themselves occupied. Forget about the intifadas and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars.”

The HBO star quoted BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti, who said, “No Palestinian — rational Palestinian, not a sellout Palestinian — will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.”

“So that’s where that comes from, this movement. Someone who doesn’t even want a Jewish state at all,” Maher told the panel. “Somehow this side never gets represented in the American media. It’s very odd.”

[…]

“I see why [Omar and Tlaib] don’t get a hero’s welcome,” he added.

Maher continued discussing the BDS issue with the three panelists, which included the Daily Beast‘s Betsy Woodruff, New York Times journalist Carl Hulse and Never Trumper Rick Wilson. Hulse and Wilson are normally not shy about expressing their opinions whether you like it or not, but they showed uncharacteristic restraint for most of this particular segment. Odd.

Watch below:

Tlaib, who loves to warn people who disagree with her to shut-up, demanded a boycott of Maher’s show in response because of course:

“Woke” liberals like Justice Democrats proponent Cenk Uygur are enraged over Maher calling BDS for what it is:

Twitter users read Tlaib the riot act over her lies and her approach to disagreement:

I frequently disagree with Maher. He’s wrong probably 95% of the time. But on the BDS movement, he was spot on. Tlaib can continue to try and shame people on the left and right who dare to expose the poisonous anti-Semitic rhetoric she and Omar use, but that will only make those same people louder.

Related:

  • Heartbreak: AOC Will Not Schedule Any Future Israel Trips Until Squad Members Tlaib And Omar Are Allowed
  • Babylon Bee Posts The Definitive Take On Omar’s And Tlaib’s Reactions To Israel Deciding To Bar Them
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    — Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

    The post Squad Member Rashida Tlaib Calls for Boycott of Bill Maher’s Show Because He Called BDS for What It Is appeared first on RedState.

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    Not WOKE: Bill Maher BLASTS The BDS Movement Against Israel.

    Westlake Legal Group bill-maher-SCREENSHOT-300x171 Not WOKE: Bill Maher BLASTS The BDS Movement Against Israel. white house washington D.C. The Hill republicans rashida tlaib progressives President Trump Politics political correctness National Security MRCTV Morning Briefing Mainstream Media Liberal Elitism Israel International Affairs Ilhan Omar Government Front Page Stories Front Page Foreign Policy Featured Story Featured Post donald trump democrats Culture & Faith Conservatives Congress communism comedy Censorship Capitalism AOC antifa anti-semitism Allow Media Exception 2019

    The aftermath of a publicity stunt gone badly by Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar continued into Friday Night on the show hosted by super-duper progressive icon, Bill Maher. His once a week HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher” usually is a launching pad for attacks on Trump or anyone supporting him.

    Occasionally though he throws a curveball and last night was one of those nights.

    From The Hill…

    Liberal commentator Bill Maher on Friday night went after the international movement to boycott Israel, calling it a “bullshit purity test” for Democrats after the Israeli government said it would deny entry to two U.S. congresswomen because of their support for the boycotts.

    Maher drew applause in studio on his HBO show after declaring the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement supported by some congressional Democrats “a bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”

    “It’s predicated on this notion, I think – it’s very shallow thinking – that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied,” he said.

    As I covered here yesterday Rashida Tlaib Gives Donald Trump And Benjamin Netanyahu HUGE P.R. Victory this has turned out to be a huge flop as a publicity stunt for BDS. However, Maher touches on a deeper point here that I have not seen many in the mainstream media make.

    The very idea that United States CITIZENS who happen to be elected officials are aligned with this movement which is based on pure fantasy is maddening to the logical mind. That Tlaib and Omar are so unskilled at pulling off a publicity stunt likes this pretty much proves Nancy Pelosi’s point from a month back. These Freshman members of the “Progressive Cheer Squad” are not ready for prime time yet.

    When you have lost Bill Maher on something you might want to reexamine your whole overall outlook on things if you are a progressive. Luckily for us, these ladies will not do any such thing. They believe their cause is so righteous that they will not spend a moment for introspection on any of us.

    Which means more goof-ups for us to watch for at least the next year and a half.

    ( Here is a short clip under two minutes from MRC-TC from Real Time)

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    The post Not WOKE: Bill Maher BLASTS The BDS Movement Against Israel. appeared first on RedState.

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    House Democrats Mull Punishing Jewish Ambassadors Over Decision to Ban Anti-Semitic Congresswomen From Israel

    Westlake Legal Group omar-tlaib1-620x317 House Democrats Mull Punishing Jewish Ambassadors Over Decision to Ban Anti-Semitic Congresswomen From Israel washington D.C. The Squad Social Media rashida tlaib Politics North Carolina Minnesota Michigan Media Israel Ilhan Omar Front Page Stories Front Page Foreign Policy Featured Story Featured Post elections democrats Culture Congress bds AOC anti-semitism Allow Media Exception Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2020

    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House Democrats have shown time and time again that they will do almost anything to protect The Squad from hurt feelings, even if it means throwing one of their core constituencies under the bus.

    Not even 24 hours after Israel announced they would bar Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) on security grounds, some House Democratic leaders are mulling over ways to punish the two Jewish ambassadors at the center of the “controversy”: Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer and U.S ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

    The Miami Herald reports:

    About a dozen lawmakers, including senior Jewish members, began discussions on Friday morning over ways to communicate a “deep lack of confidence and trust” in Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.

    The group is weighing issuing a statement of no confidence in Dermer and opening an inspector general investigation into Friedman’s conduct, the sources said.

    […]

    “We are reviewing all of our options,” a senior congressional source told McClatchy. “With Dermer, the issue is that there already was a severe lack of trust. But now there is a severe lack of confidence. It is completely unclear that he represents his government given he has made promises that he has not kept and wasn’t clear if he ever had any chance of keeping.”

    The Democratic lawmakers include Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey of New York.

    Another issue the Herald reported Democrats had with Dermer was the release of Omar’s and Tlaib’s planned itinerary:

    Adding to their concern over Dermer’s handling of the congresswomen’s visit, Democrats were further angered after the Israelis released Omar and Tlaib’s planned itinerary and a letter from Tlaib in a public justification of the move. That action raised concerns over whether U.S. lawmakers can trust their communications with Israel’s embassy will remain private going forward.

    As for Friedman, Democrats say they have similar concerns:

    The group of Democrats is also considering action against Trump’s ambassador to Israel, who issued a public statement defending Israel’s decision on Thursday, citing the country’s laws against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Both Omar and Tlaib support the BDS movement.

    In the morning talks, lawmakers recalled a 1975 incident in which Henry Waxman, a longtime Democratic congressman from California, was banned from Saudi Arabia after listing his Jewish background on his visa application. The State Department intervened at that time in order to ensure all members of Congress could conduct business on behalf of the government, and Waxman was allowed in.

    Friedman is breaking with that precedent, they argue, by failing to stand up for members of Congress.

    Let me try to unpack this to give a better idea of just how absurd and self-defeating this is for Democrats to consider doing.

    First, do not a single one of them – the Jewish members especially – not see the glaring difference between Waxman being banned from Saudi Arabia over his Jewish background versus Omar and Tlaib being barred from entering Israel because of their stated support of the anti-Semitic BDS movement?

    Secondly, releasing the planned itinerary was entirely appropriate as it showed it was not an attempt at breaking bread with Israeli leaders, as Tlaib and Omar had previously suggested. Plus Omar would, hours later, lie about what the visit was supposed to be about:

    Thirdly, consider this: Just a few weeks ago the House overwhelmingly passed an anti-BDS resolution. Back in June, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, which included a condemnation of boycott efforts (but did not explicitly mention BDS).

    Both Tlaib and Omar are on record as supporting, amplifying, and promoting the goals of the BDS movement, a movement that is unquestionably anti-Semitic.

    So we’ve gone from formally condemning the BDS movement just a few weeks ago in solidarity with the Jewish community to considering attempts at punishing Jewish ambassadors over Israel’s decision to bar Omar and Tlaib from country – because they were going to use their trip to promote BDS.

    To top it off, 2020 candidates for president like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are suggesting, with the full approval of Omar and Tlaib, the U.S. pull funding for Israel over what happened Thursday.

    It’s almost like the Democrats want to lose in 2020.

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    — Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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    Liz Cheney Rips Into AOC for Falsely Claiming Israel’s Omar/Tlaib Decision Was Based on Gender Discrimination

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    As I wrote Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) set herself up for a brutal reality check after she tweeted that Israel’s decision to bar her Congressional Squad pals Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was an example of “bigotry” and an implied desire for the country to ban Muslims.

    To recap, here are the reasons Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave for rejecting Omar’s and Tlaib’s request to visit Israel:

    They were entirely valid reasons, of course, based on what we know of both Omar’s and Tlaib’s anti-Semitic history. But to AOC, it was not just a slight against persons of color – it also had to do with the fact that Omar and Tlaib were women. Here’s what she tweeted:

    Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) has, since Day One, been unafraid to take various Squad members to task for their falsehoods, recklessness, and outright stupidity. AOC’s Thursday tweet was one of those instances where Cheney had heard enough.

    Here’s how Cheney responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s claims:

    The Squad’s frequent use of the “WOC” card is well-known and has been called out often by numerous Republican members of Congress including Cheney and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX).

    It may seem tiresome to keep pointing it out, but it’s important that Republicans continue to do so, if for no other reason than to expose the fraudulent image she’s painted of herself as some fierce feminist superhero able to leap tall buildings and slay any contrarian argument in a single bound.

    via GIPHY

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    Liz Warren Doubles Down on Michael Brown “Murder” Tweet, Says It’s the (False) Narrative That Really Matters

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    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    If there’s one thing you can count on from Democrats, it’s that they will say and do the most deceitful things possible to further widen the racial divide. This in spite of their stated desire for “unity” and “harmony” and what not.

    There is no better current example of this than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 presidential candidate who has been enjoying a slow but steady rise in presidential polling since May. She was in New Hampshire on Wednesday campaigning, and was asked about a controversial tweet she posted on the 5th anniversary of the death of Michael Brown last Friday.

    To recap, here’s what she tweeted:

    Not only did she get fact checked on her false claim by veteran journalist Brit Hume at the time, but after his prodding, three different websites took both her and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to task that following Monday for essentially tweeting the same thing.

    Both the Washington Post and FactCheck.org put out pieces on Warren’s and Harris’s tweets, noting their claims were not true:

    “Harris, Warren Wrong About Brown Shooting,” read a headline Monday from the non-profit website factcheck.org.

    Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler on Monday also awarded both senators four pinocchios over their claims.

    […]

    … the fact-checkers said the evidence in the case contradicts the comments by Harris and Warren: Three months after the shooting, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson. And in March of 2015, a report released by President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice found that Officer Darren Wilson most likely had reason to fear for his life and did not break the law when shooting Brown.

    Even Vox.com, which is more openly left-wing than the Washington Post and FactCheck.org, wrote that Harris’s and Warren’s tweets about Brown were false, concluding:

    Five years after the shooting, though, major presidential campaigns are still getting the details wrong.

    None of this seemed to faze Warren, who on Wednesday doubled down on her claim by taking the Politifact approach to the word “murder” by essentially saying it was more about what she meant than what she actually said:

    The U.S. senator from Massachusetts faced questions from back home, where the Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Police Department described as “reckless” her tweet about the five-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, in a controversial officer-involved shooting.

    Warren said the police “murdered” Brown.

    “What matters was a man was shot, an unarmed man, in the middle of the street, by police officers and left to die,” she said. “And I think that’s where our focus should be.”

    Watch video of Warren speaking to reporters about this issue below:

    Hot Air‘s John Sexton is right on the money in describing why Warren’s falsehoods on the Michael Brown shooting matter:

    First of all, Officer Wilson didn’t know Brown was unarmed during their encounter. What he did know was that Brown was larger and heavier and that he had already initiated a fight with a police officer including throwing punches and grabbing for his gun.

    Secondly, it’s not accurate that Brown was shot and “left to die.” The final shot that stopped Brown entered the top of his head as he was charging forward. He died instantly. Warren may have been trying to allude to the fact that Brown’s body remained in the street for several hours after his death. But that’s not the same thing as being left to die.

    At least she left the racial angle out of her “amended” statement on Brown’s death, but even with that said, it’s also wrong and highly irresponsible for her to continue to perpetuate the “murder” lie. She’s smearing a police officer (Darren Wilson) who President Barack Obama’s own Justice Department concluded acted in self defense.

    If Warren’s point is to highlight race issues between law enforcement and the black community, she needs to find another case to reference. The Michael Brown case, with the false narratives of “hands up, don’t shoot” and “gentle giant”, is not an example of the excessive use of police force against an unarmed black citizen she claims she wants to focus on.

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    Rashida Tlaib Gives Donald Trump And Benjamin Netanyahu HUGE P.R. Victory

    Westlake Legal Group AP_17143610916487-300x186 Rashida Tlaib Gives Donald Trump And Benjamin Netanyahu HUGE P.R. Victory washington D.C. The Squad Social Media rashida tlaib progressives President Trump Politics political correctness News Morning Briefing Middle East Israel International Affairs Front Page Stories Front Page Foreign Policy First Amendment Feminism Featured Story Featured Post fake news Entertainment donald trump democrats Cybersecurity Congress communism antifa anti-semitism Allow Media Exception 2020 2019

    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    How the “Public Relations” wheel spins round and round.

    As I mentioned here yesterday in my piece here at Red State , I was worried that while Israel had every right to ban people coming into their country, they would get smeared P.R. wise.

    From my article…

    Pelosi is going to have to walk a fine line here. The one HUGE advantage she has is that Donald Trump has already mixed it up with these two. The media will run with picking on people of color nonsense and that he got Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to play along.

    While I had people arguing with me about the point, I still stand by it. Everything is run through a P.R. lense and if you want to win the war you better understand these battles. Just saying it doesn’t matter is not enough and quite frankly wishful thinking.

    Well, what a difference 24 hours can make.

    One of the stated reasons for this visit was for Congressperson Rashida Tlaib to visit her 90-year-old Grandma. As she stated in her request for a humanitarian waiver from the Israeli government she may never get to see her Granmum again who resides in the West Bank of Israel.

    (Sorry folks, there is no Palestine. You can blame the body double to former Beatle Ringo Starr, Yasser Arafat, for that debacle.)

    As my colleague Bonchie covered here earlier today in this piece Rashida Tlaib Shuns Her Own Grandmother To Trash Israel maybe she was not expecting that waiver to be granted.

    That request was granted by Israel with the only condition being that she not promote BDS. Within hours though, Tlaib had changed her mind.

    Think about what she’s saying.

    Her position is that she values promoting the anti-Semitic BDS movement so much that she’d rather let her grandmother die before visiting her if it means not getting to savage Israel for a few days. Who thinks like this?

    Oops.

    That backfired quickly.

    I’m going to run with the theory that they believed not only would Israel block both of them from going to protest but also block the humanitarian request. When the government of Israel granted her request to visit her Grandmum she was put in a position she NEVER anticipated and she had to come up with some screwball excuse.

    Yet that worked perfectly in favor of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu from a P.R. standpoint.

    Yesterday they ganged up on some harmless ladies just wanting to go on a tour of the Holy Land. Today with Tlaib scrambling to come up with an excuse for NOT visiting her 90 yr old Matriarch she turned the whole narrative around.

    In less than 24 hours. That is Trump-like impressive in terms of running a news cycle.

    I can’t wait to see what the ladies of the “Progressive Cheer Squad” come up with next to do to not only try to knock Trump down a notch but also give Nancy Pelosi such a splitting headache she might send them overseas and not allow them back into the country. Which would be very Trump-like also and be another P.R.victory for POTUS 45.

    God Bless America.

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    Washington Post Claims That Israel Barring Terror Sympathizers From The Squad Is Great For Democrats

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    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    The decision by the Israeli government to ban a couple of rabid anti-Semites with strong links to a terrorist front organization from leading their own special little congressional delegation to try to incite more conflict in the West Bank and Gaza has spawned a small industry of profoundly bad hot takes. Most of them look something like this:

    or the shrill, high-pitched, spittle-flecked version

    Some are long winded and remarkably stupid

    These all operate on the dishonest premise–and I say dishonest to give the benefit of the doubt because you’d have to be an utter dolt to not look at their itinerary–that Omar and Tlaib were going to meet with any Israelis. They weren’t. You can’t debate and win over people who are traveling to your country to give aid and comfort and some measure of political legitimacy to terrorists.

    This, however, is one of the worst. It is bad because it it not only stupid but it is lazy.

    How exactly does this work?

    First, it was disrespectful to the U.S. Congress, which has been a consistently stalwart friend of Israel. Setting aside the foreign policy views of these two congresswomen, U.S. congressional delegations should not be denied entry anywhere. Period.
    …By denying them entry, Israel has turned its U.S. opponents into martyrs and distracted attention from their wrongheaded views rather than bringing them out into the open. I was actually looking forward to their trip, thinking it was going to produce a real headache for Democrats.

    It is disrespectful of anti-Semites and terrorist sympathizers, for sure. To the extent people with those proclivities, in addition to the usual sexual deviancies, constitute a significant proportion of the Democrat party, it might be construed as being disrespectful of Democrats but Congress is actually a bit larger than that and there is scant evidence that very many people actually care that Tlaib and Omar were denied entry. After all, they declined to join a very large congressional delegation, 41 Democrats led by Steny Hoyer, that visited Israel just a couple of weeks ago in favor of their own little melodrama.

    This is all sheer numbskullery. But now on to the real attention getter. How this hurt the GOP. Because, you see, to a casual observer one would think that ripping the mask off a couple anti-Semitic fascists by revealing their agenda and then publicly shaming them…to the extent either is capable of feeling shame, I mean, once you’ve married your brother you’ve sort of proven yourself to be impervious to conventional social pressure…and by then having the leadership of the Democrat party defend them, you’ve gone a long, long way to making Omar and Tlaib the public face of the Democrat party. But, my friend, you don’t play 8 dimensional chess like a card-carrying member of the GOPe would, a view point that lets them always snatch defeat from the slobbering jaws of victory.

    The Democratic Party has a troubling strain of anti-Semitism running through it in greater force than at any other time in my memory. Britain’s Labour Party has a similar problem right now, but U.S.-Israeli ties are so tight that it is a bigger problem in Washington. But Israel’s shortsighted move allows the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to score points by defending this half of “the Squad” instead of being on the defensive for the wild things they may have otherwise said during their visit to Israel. I am sure all of the candidates who hope to be President Trump’s opponent in November 2020 are breathing a sigh of relief.

    Denying Omar and Tlaib a platform to visit the country they have both maligned was a mistake. It did them a service, not Israel…

    This is nonsense. Pelosi and Hoyer and other prominent Democrats have had to defend them to placate the party’s Jacobin wing. Those defenses, juxtaposed with the hideously anti-Jewish and anti-America rhetoric those two churn out will blanket the airwaves during election season.

    Israel did the right thing by making it clear that it will not admit people who are sworn to its destruction. Omar and Tlaib made a conscious choice to parrot rhetoric that falls shockingly close to al-Qaeda’s statements on Israel. They get to reap the benefits of being terror apologist. This probably isn’t going to hurt either Omar or Tlaib as they come from safe districts. But to think that this will hurt the GOP and help Democrats doesn’t even rise the level of stupid but, then, it is coming from a GOPe guy so that is baked it.

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    Heartbreak: AOC Will Not Schedule Any Future Israel Trips Until Squad Members Tlaib and Omar Are Allowed

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    U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, speaks as, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-MI, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-MN, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, listen during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    In the aftermath of Israel’s Thursday announcement that they would bar Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) entry into the country on security grounds, there was much outrage expressed in Democratic circles.

    Tlaib’s and Omar’s fellow Squad Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Ayanna Pressley (MA) were especially incensed, and took to the Twitter machine to air their disgust.

    As I wrote yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet proclaiming this was about Israel “exporting bigotry” by refusing to allow “Muslims of color” entry into their country was, to put it mildly, horse ****. But she didn’t stop there.

    In a later tweet, the freshman Congresswoman asserted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision was an impediment to the peace process, and that as a result she would not be scheduling future trips to Israel until her BDS-supporting pals were allowed in:

    AOC probably meant this as some sort of serious blow to the Israeli government, but if so, she failed miserably. I think it’s safe to say that her hurt feelings and that of the rest of the BDS Caucus are not even remotely on the list of priorities for the Israeli government to sort out.

    And besides, there’s still this, which not a single member of The Squad nor their mainstream media enablers will acknowledge:

    I mean, seriously. You really shouldn’t expect to be welcomed with open arms into any country you’ve denigrated, trashed, and encouraged people to boycott. This isn’t rocket science, y’all.

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    GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel Just Mic Dropped On Justin Amash

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    Now that Justin Amash is no longer a card-carrying member of the GOP the party chair feels like she can tee off on him whenever she wants. Being Ronna and Justin are from the same home state I think this might have been building up for some time.

    After the whole hullaballoo yesterday about Israel not allowing two U.S. citizens going to visit Israel to do political protesting you had people from all sides speak out. I wrote about it also yesterday right here at Red State and will again today.

    There were a LOT of hot takes.

    The one, however, that caught my eye was current Representative Justin Amash of Michigan and also recently departed member of the GOP. I left the “official” GOP back in 1992 so I fully understand the frustration there.

    His tweet and the response from current GOP Chairperson Ronna McDaniel was a perky exchange.

    Here is what Amash tweeted.

    Israel should stand up to President Trump and allow our colleagues to visit. Nobody has to agree with their opinions, but it will inevitably harm U.S.-Israel relations if members of Congress are banned from the country. We must find ways to come together; there’s enough division.
    McDaniels came right back with this.

    Come together?

    398 Rs+Ds came together to condemn a boycott of Israel, you voted present.

    424 Rs+Ds came together to condemn anti-Semitism, you voted present.

    395 Rs+Ds came together for Iron Dome funding, you voted no.

    Spare us the lecture on unity.

    Ronna did a lil homework.

    Tlaib and Omar at the end of the day United States citizens. Yes, they are also elected officials which grants them cool perks on overseas junkets but still, they are citizens of this country. The First Amendment does not cover any other country but ours. You want to stifle their speech here, I will fight that all day long. They are not entitled to go rabble rouse in another country because they feel morally justified.

    Also, the whole rah rah speech of being united is odd coming from the guy that just ditched his party. As I said I ditched the whole party apparatus 27 years ago. Amash worked the system, was elected as a Republican and just now is realizing that the party hierarchy sucks?

    Sounds like blatant opportunism to me.

    So sitting here as a non wild eyed never screams about the dollar being tied to GOOOLD libertarian, who believes that countries have borders…..I’m going to give this round to Ronna.

    Hopefully, Justin finds his footing his term in Congrees ends next year. He has not announced whether he will try to fight off those vying for his seat and the GOP challengers he would face or if he is going to try for the Senate seat here open here next year. We need voices like his in the public arena.

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    Israel allows Tlaib entry — after promise not to promote BDS

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    Looks like Israel got its point across. After getting shut out of her planned visit with Ilhan Omar to worth with a pro-BDS group in the Palestinian territories, Rashida Tlaib lashed out publicly over the snub. Privately, however, Tlaib asked for humanitarian entry and promised not to promote BDS on her visit with family. Israel approved the request earlier today on that condition:

    Interior Minister Arye Deri approved on Friday the request by US Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter Israel to visit her relatives.

    The ministry issued a statement saying that Deri hopes Tlaib would honor her obligation not to promote boycott activity while on her trip, and that the visit would be of a humanitarian nature. …

    A few hours earlier, Tlaib sent Deri a request to be admitted to the country on humanitarian grounds.

    “I would like to request admittance to Israel in order to visit my relatives, and specifically my grandmother, who is in her 90s and lives in Beit Ur al-Fouqa,” Tlaib wrote in the letter, which became public on Friday morning.

    “This could be my last opportunity to see her,” the Congresswoman added. “I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit.”

    This visit pointedly does not include fellow Squad member Omar. It will last most of the next week, but assuming Tlaib keeps her word, the visit will have a considerably lower profile than the one planned earlier by Tlaib and Omar. Had Tlaib made an application on these grounds to enter Israel in the first place, no one would have thought twice about allowing her to enter.

    Tlaib’s offer to refrain from conducting political stunts against the Israeli government might not make her terribly welcome, the Associated Press notes almost as an aside:

    Tlaib and Omar had planned to visit Jerusalem and several West Bank cities, starting this weekend. Both are known as supporters of “boycott, divestment and sanctions,” or BDS, a Palestinian-led global movement. Israel alleges that BDS targets Israel’s very existence, while the movement’s supporters say it is intended as leverage to end more than half a century of Israeli military rule over Palestinians. …

    Tlaib’s apparent pledge to conduct the visit in line with restrictions imposed by Israel was bound to anger Palestinians who had hoped the congressional tour would highly their plight.

    Yes, abject surrenders tend to anger one’s allies. That’s not to say that Tlaib won’t get a public welcome in the West Bank from the Palestinians, but if she abides by her offer, it’s not likely to be more than superficial in nature. She’s one of the few voices in Congress they have, though, and they’re stuck with her radical nature … just as they’ve been stuck with the radical nature of their own leadership for over 50 years. They’re not going to throw her out, but expect to hear grumbling as her visit continues.

    The decision should lower the temperature on Capitol Hill, although it won’t entirely return it to normal. Democrats and some Republicans got steamed over the rebuke to two members of Congress, and especially its last-minute, publicity-generating nature. Israel handled this poorly and did some unnecessary damage to its bipartisan standing in Washington DC. They should have calculated this better by either denying entry up front to Tlaib and Omar, or by ensuring that they controlled their access to media and travel during their visit.

    Nevertheless, Israel got the point across. They’re not going to allow people to come to Israel and agitate for its destruction, even if they manage to win an election in a congressional district. If members of Congress want to support annihilationist efforts like BDS rather than tell the Palestinians to get used to Israel’s existence and plan for their own state accordingly, don’t expect the welcome wagon.

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