Rep. Tlaib will not travel to Israel after all

The Israeli government had approved a "humanitarian visit," but the Michigan congresswoman ultimately decided not to visit her grandmother.
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Hey there Rachel Scott and Berkeley Heights New Jersey not our former president front bids. Secondly from the White House spending some time at his golf club in baton minster. Well we saw Israel initiate that travel ban barring two American congresswoman represented appreciated to leave been built on old mark from entering the country amid pressure from the president. Now we have seen them walk back back may be a little bit brits only. Cracking open that door allowed her to answer under restrictions restrictions this morning she says that she will not meet. And break this all down probably to leave isn't Palestinian descent she said that she was visiting Israel in part to see her ninety year old grandmother. But Israel slapped this travel ban on to leave and Omar barring them from entering the country citing part of their law that says that they can bar people from entering. On the basis is that they planned to call our operate a boycott. We saw president trump speak out against this on Twitter yesterday. Saying that it would show a sign of weakness that Israel allow them to enter he also touched upon it before leaving for his rally in New Hampshire. Into what he had to say. I think that it is real. Allowed them to comment or the normal reasons other than does reasons I really believe that. It would be a terrible thing for Israel I think though it kill a terrible side. They wanted to do boycotts. They said horrible things about Jewish people they said horrible things about Israel and Israelis. I think would be a terrible thing frankly her. Israel to let these two people who speaks so badly about Israel. Comment. You're the president right they're speaking in support of that but the thought Israel pulled cart back a little bit here amid reportedly were pleas from Philippe who said that she just wanted to see her grandmother and visit her grandmother literal said okay we will allow you to answer but under certain restrictions right you have to call this the humanitarian trip and nothing further. No boycotts no calls for boycotts well we have seen easily worth bonds about this morning and it's week she said. Silencing me in treating me like a criminal is not what she wants from me referring to her grandmother there it would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe and fighting against racism oppression. And an Jackson. Now we normally see lawmakers bicker back and forth right in fact the meters on site that called out sick and then. Comments that Omar as they calling them anti fanatic but we normally see any back and forth stock at water's edge and that it. Exactly why people are calling this move and called by president trump. Unprecedented. We noted president trump has continued his attacks are not only these two congresswoman but. Two others to other woman of color part of this larger lot that he is gaining as us socialists that the encourages debate the Democratic Party as the party of socialism here. But that now saying that he supports bar not only to Americans from entering Israel but two American lawmakers. And that has people saying that the president is weapon I think his attack. Reporting in Berkeley Heights New Jersey Rachel Scott ABC news.

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