Israel slammed for barring entry to Omar and Talib following tweets from Trump

The government of Israel is facing harsh criticism for a decision to deny entry to two Muslim members of Congress — Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted out criticism of the two.

According to The Hill:

Israel on Thursday announced that it would deny … entry to the country during an upcoming overseas trip, citing the lawmakers’ past comments critical of the territory.

The decision was announced moments after President Trump tweeted that it would show “great weakness” for Israel to allow the two congresswomen into the country, calling them a “disgrace.”

Encouraging a foreign country to deny entry to two elected officials of the U.S. government is an unprecedented move, especially as it appears the move was made to mollify Trump.

Announcing the move, Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said the country would not “allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter.”

Within minutes of the decision by Israel, social media erupted with outrage:

Much of the criticism was aimed at President Trump:

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