Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have to decide whether US Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar can enter Israel and the West Bank for a planned tour, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Thursday.
Introducing a bill Wednesday that would allow Americans to participate in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, Representative Ilhan Omar announced that she intends to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories in coming weeks.
Israeli law allows authorities to deny entrance to supporters of the BDS movement which aims to push Israel to comply with international law through an international pressure campaign. Netanyahu will be asked to make the final decision given possible ramifications on Israel-US relations due to the sensitivity of the planned visit.
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