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Israel bars two US Congresswomen from entering country under pressure from Donald Trump


Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are the first two Muslim women elected to Congress and are vocal critics of Trump and Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred United States Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to the country after US President Donald Trump reportedly called on his ally not to let them in, Reuters reported.

“The decision has been made, the decision is not to allow them to enter,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said.

In a tweet on Thursday, Trump wrote: “It would show ...


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