The decision comes after President Donald Trump urged Israel to prohibit democratic representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. Trump tweeted Thursday that Israel would be showing ‘great weakness’ if it allows them to visit. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heeded Trump’s call by officially denying the two U.S politicians from entering, citing their support for the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Could the ban be lifted? Aides close to Netanyahu say that the Prime Minister may consider allowing Tlaib into the country to visit her relatives in the occupied West Bank.