Israel grants US Congresswoman entry to country a day after ban

Israel grants US Congresswoman entry to country a day after ban
By Joseph Macey
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Israel allows US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's visit 'on Humanitarian Grounds' a day after ban


Israel is to allow a visit by barred US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (who is of Palestinian origin) on “humanitarian grounds", the interior ministry announced.

Tlaib will be granted entry to the country to visit her grandmother. 

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri decided to allow Tlaib to make the visit after the lawmaker had sent him a written pledge. 


Rashida Tlaib rejected the approach shortly after being granted a visit to the country. 

The decision by the Interior Ministry to block a planned visit by the two Muslim lawmakers has created huge controversy in the United States.

The two members of Congress are outspoken critics of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and have repeatedly clashed with Trump.

However, Israel's ambassador to the United States has suggested that the proposed ban did not have anything to do with Donald Trump.

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