Tlaib Cancels Trip to West Bank

Headline Roundup August 16th, 2019

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) announced that she has cancelled a visit to her grandmother in Palestine. Israel loosened its initial ban by allowing Tlaib to visit her grandmother in the West Bank. Israel also banned fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country for Omar and Tlaib's support for Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) on Israel for its role in Palestine.

Some right-leaning media coverage has suggested that Tlaib's disdain for Israel outweighs her love for her family. Some left-leaning media outlets suggest that the ban is prejudiced, and lifting part of it is a poor-faith attempt to seem 'fair.'

Tlaib Cancels Trip to West Bank

From the Right
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The Israeli interior minister Aryeh Deri said Rep. Rashida Tlaib had more "hatred for Israel" than she had "love for her grandmother" after the Michigan Democrat turned down an offer to come to the West Bank to visit her family.

"I authorized this humanitarian trip, but it turns out that it was a provocation to embarrass Israel. Her hatred for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother," Deri said Friday.

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From the Center
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Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic U.S. House member barred by Israel because of her support of a boycott, said she is rejecting the country’s new offer to let her visit her grandmother in the West Bank saying the terms are too restrictive.

“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,” the Michigan lawmaker...

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From the Left
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After the Israeli government agreed to allow U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib entry into the West Bank to visit her relatives during an overseas humanitarian trip, the Michigan Democrat says she's now changing her plans amid widespread outcry, slamming Israeli leadership for their initial ban.

"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" — grandmother —...

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