Likud Lawmaker Nir Barkat Says He’s Open To Meeting Omar and Tlaib

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Israeli Member of Parliament (Likud) and former mayor of Yerushalayim Nir Barkat spoke with i24NEWS on Tuesday evening and said that he would be open to meeting US Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) if they were willing to “learn and listen.”

The controversial US Reps., who have been outspoken critics of the Israeli government and supporters of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction) movement, are reportedly planning a trip to Israel and the West Bank later this month.

Barkat told i24NEWS that he would welcome the lawmakers but not if “they come with their opinion and create propaganda or make havoc in our country.”

“If I would be convinced that they came to listen and learn in how this country works, how Jerusalem works, how our political system works,” Barkat continued, “I would consider it… convincing people that (Israel’s) path is the right path is the high road I think we should take.”

Read more at i24NEWS.




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