After Israel granted access to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., so she could visit her grandmother, Tlaib released a statement saying she would not be visiting Israel because of the "oppressive conditions".
"Visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions meant to humiliate me would break my grandmother's heart", Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, continued.
"Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother", Deri wrote.
Muftia Tlaib, second from right, sits with her sons, who were anticipating a visit from her granddaughter, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
Israeli officials later made a decision to allow Tlaib to enter for humanitarian purposes to see her grandmother, but the congresswoman said she would not travel there because of its "racist treatment" of her.
According to The Washington Post, "Tlaib said she had decided not to travel to Israel under conditions that would have included a pledge in writing not to "promote boycotts against Israel" while there", an unacceptable provision for the Michigan Democrat.
The two freshman congresswomen publicly announced support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to cut off economic support for Israel.
"Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me".
In her statement, Tlaib said she experienced "the same racist treatment that many Palestinian-Americans endure when encountering the Israeli government".
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Tlaib pleaded her case to Israel's interior minister, Aryeh Deri, asking for permission to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the West Bank. "I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit". "To weigh in on this like it's open for debate, like you individually have the right to determine whether her conduct makes sense and is worthy of being granted a visit, is racist, in a way that precisely replicates the racism of Israel's occupation".
"Trump's Muslim ban is what Israel is implementing, this time against two duly elected Members of Congress".
"The ban by Netanyahu shows the reality of the Israeli occupation, stealing land and hope", Samara said.
Similarly, Omar has also responded to Israel's decision to deny the congresswomen entry into the country, accusing Netanyahu of conceding to pressure and insulting "democratic values".
However, Israel's ambassador to the United States has suggested that the proposed ban did not have anything to do with Donald Trump.
On Thursday, the president said the congresswomen "hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds".
Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and Tlaib, a Democrat from MI, have come under fire in the past for comments some deemed anti-Semitic.
"The Israeli and Palestinian people need us to be more courageous and to be honest brokers of peace". "Omar says that Israel's careful self-defense is 'hypnotizing the world" regarding its 'evil doings, ' and that her colleagues only support Israel due to being bought out.
"Think about what's going on in our country right now", Rouda exclaimed.