The Israeli Government blocked controversial Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar’s impending trip to the Jewish State last week; officially ending their “Delegation to Palestine” tour before it even began.
The liberal lawmakers touted the trip as a humanitarian effort to uncover the “truth” about the “Israeli Occupation,” but the official itinerary shows the tour focused on meeting with Palestinian activists and far-left Israeli organizations promoting their BDS -or Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction- movement.
Where were Tlaib and Omar planning to visit? See the itinerary below:
August 18 – Arrive in Tel Aviv.
- Meet with Embassy Staff, Human Rights Organizations.
August 19 – Travel to Jerusalem.
- Tour of the city, Meetings with Afro-Palestinian community, briefing from Fatina Hodali on settlements around Jerusalem, Bedouin community.
August 20 – Travel to Hebron and Bethlehem
- Meetings to discuss Palestinian economy, financial sector, potential investments, tour of Refugee Camp, Palestinian Central Bank.
According to Israeli press, this was the itinerary of Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib's planned trip: pic.twitter.com/amctKxOoOl
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