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  • >> WE WILL NOT ALLOW TO ISRAEL

  • PEOPLE WHO WORK TO DELEGITIMIZE

  • THE JEWISH STATE.

  • >> THE GOVERNMENT AND PARTICULAR

  • PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU ARE

  • BEHAVING LIKE A DICTATORSHIP IN

  • THE SENSE THAT THEY CAN'T

  • TOLERATE DISSENT, THEY CAN'T

  • TOLERATE CRITICISM.

  • >> THEY ARE SO ANTI-JEWISH, I

  • DID SPEAK TO PEOPLE UP THERE.

  • I DON'T ENCOURAGE OR DISCOURAGE.

  • >> IT SETS A HORRIBLE PRECEDENT

  • FOR ISRAEL IN MAKING THIS

  • DECISION.

  • WHY WOULD ANY COUNTRY MAKE A

  • DECISION TO DENY A UNITED STATES

  • CONGRESSMAN ACCESS TO THEIR

  • COUNTRY?

  • DO THEY NOT BELIEVE THE

  • UNITED STATES HAS DONE A

  • TREMENDOUS AMOUNT FOR ISRAEL?

  • >> John: WE ARE BACK WITH OUR

  • PANEL.

  • THE CONGRESSMAN THERE, A

  • DEMOCRAT IS JOINED BY VIRTUALLY

  • EVERY OTHER DEMOCRAT IN BLASTING

  • PRESIDENT TRUMP AND

  • BENJAMIN NETANYAHU FOR THIS

  • DECISION, HOW SAYS THE PANEL?

  • >> FROM THE ISRAELI SECURITY

  • STANDPOINT POINT OF VIEW, THERE

  • IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO

  • SAY ACTUALLY, IF YOU ARE

  • SUPPORTING SOMETHING THAT IS

  • MANIFESTLY AGAINST THE ISRAELI

  • NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS IN

  • TERMS OF ECONOMIC BOYCOTT,

  • DIVESTMENT, THAT AIMS TO -- BUT

  • THE YOUNG PROGRESSIVE ELEMENTS

  • THAT ARE COMING IN AND NOW WITH

  • THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS HAVING TO

  • SURROUND THESE TWO MEMBERS OF

  • CONGRESS, THERE IS A CHALLENGE

  • THAT IT FORCES THE

  • DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO COALESCE IN

  • A WAY THAT PERHAPS MAKES THEM

  • MORE ANTI-ISRAEL.

  • >> John: IT WAS INTERESTING TO

  • HEAR A MEMBER OF THE PALESTINIAN

  • AUTHORITY BLASTING ISRAEL FOR

  • NOT LETTING HER, NOT LETTING HIS

  • MEMBERS OF CONGRESS INTO THE

  • COUNTRY -- SHE'S BEEN BLOCKED

  • FROM COMING INTO THE

  • UNITED STATES.

  • >> THERE IS A WIDESPREAD

  • REJECTION OF BORDERS AND

  • NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY THAT WE ARE

  • SEEING IN SOME GROUPS ON THE

  • LEFT.

  • THE FIRST QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO

  • BE ANSWERED IS WHETHER ISRAEL

  • HAS THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE WHO

  • COMES INTO THEIR COUNTRY AND

  • THEY HAVE A LAW FORBIDDING ENTRY

  • TO NONCITIZENS BOYCOTTING ISRAE

  • ISRAEL.

  • THEY WERE WILLING TO PROVIDE

  • THESE EXCEPTIONS TO THESE TWO

  • MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BUT THEN

  • THEY FOUND OUT THE ITINERARY OF

  • THESE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHICH

  • THE AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.

  • DESCRIBED AS A BDS CIRCUS.

  • FINDING OUT THEY WERE COMING NOT

  • AS AN OUTREACH MISSION OR TO

  • FIND FACTS ABOUT ISRAEL BUT TO

  • DO SOMETHING THAT WAS SO

  • POLITICAL, IT WOULD BE DIRECT

  • VIOLATION OF AN ISRAELI LAW,

  • THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THIS.

  • IT'S UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE IT'S

  • GOOD FOR PEOPLE TO VISIT ISRAEL

  • TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COUNTRY

  • AND UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITY OF

  • THE SITUATION THERE, NOT JUST

  • ABOUT ISRAEL BUT THE PALESTINIAN

  • TERRITORIES AS WELL.

  • ONE HOPES SHE WILL BE ABLE TO

  • VISIT UNDER DIFFERENT

  • CIRCUMSTANCES.

  • >> John: SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE

  • SUGGESTED THIS IS A BAD MOVE,

  • SENATOR MARTHA McSALLY IS NOT

  • AMONG THEM.

  • LISTEN TO HER TAKE ON ALL OF

  • THIS.

  • >> RASHIDA IS A PALESTINIAN WHO

  • IS COMING TO VISIT HER COUNTRY,

  • HER FAMILY, HER VILLAGE, HER

  • FATHER AND HER MOTHER, THEIR

  • ROOTS ARE PALESTINIAN.

  • HER GRANDFATHER, HER GRANDMOTHE

  • GRANDMOTHER, THEY ARE FROM

  • PALESTINE AND THEY TALK ALL THE

  • TIME ABOUT HOW SHE IS

  • PALESTINIAN.

  • >> ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DECIDE

  • WHO CAN COME UNDER THEIR

  • COUNTRY, I LOVE ISRAEL, I'VE

  • BEEN DEPLOYED TO THE MIDDLE EAST

  • FIVE TIMES AND I THINK BOTH OMAR

  • AND RASHIDA TO TLAIB, THEIR A

  • AND RASHIDA TO TLAIB, THEIR T

  • AND RASHIDA TO TLAIB, THEIR O

  • AND RASHIDA TO TLAIB, THEIR S

  • HAVE BEEN DANGEROUS.

  • >> John: INTERESTING POLITICS

  • ON BOTH SIDES.

  • >> IT'S IMPORTANT TO SEPARATE

  • THE POLICY FROM THE POLITICS.

  • ISRAEL IS A SAYING WE'RE GOING

  • TO BOYCOTT THE BOYCOTT HERS AND

  • THIS BDS MOVEMENT HAS

  • ANTI-SEMITIC ROUTES AND IT'S

  • RADICAL.

  • THESE ARE THE FIRST TWO MEMBERS

  • OF CONGRESS TO HOLD THOSE

  • ANTI-ISRAEL VIEWS.

  • THEY HAVE DONE THIS WITH OTHER

  • ALLIES OF OTHER COUNTRIES, THE

  • POLITICS ARE MUCH MORE TRICKY

  • FOR ISRAEL.

  • THEY RELY ON BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

  • IN CONGRESS, ESPECIALLY

  • DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT.

  • ALL THE ISRAEL VOTES RELY ON THE

  • MAJORITY DEMOCRATS.

  • YOU ARE LOSING THAT

  • BIPARTISANSHIP.

  • >> YOU THINK ISRAEL SHOULD NOT

  • HAVE BANNED THESE TWO.

  • >> THEY ARE LOSING THE P.R.

  • BATTLE, THAT'S A LOT OF THE GAME

  • FOR THIS ISSUE.

  • >> PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE

  • SERIOUSNESS OF THE EFFORTS AND

  • THERE'S A LOT OF TOLERANCE OF

  • LICATA MOVEMENTS ON THE AMERICAN

  • LEFT.

  • IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO

  • SPEAK OUT AGAINST THOSE

  • MOVEMENTS AND THE HARM THEY

  • CAUSE INSTEAD OF JUST TOLERATING

  • MEN.

  • >> THIS WAS NOT GOING TO BE AN

  • OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL

  • DELEGATION.

  • >> THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BEING A

  • NECESSARY ALLY FOR LONG-STANDING

  • SECURITY STRATEGY IS SOMETHING I

  • THINK MEANS IT'S ON THE BALANCE

  • EVEN IF THE BDS THING IS A BIG

  • PROBLEM.

  • >> WE HAVE ALSO BANNED ISRAELI

  • PARLIAMENTARY MEMBERS, A MEMBER

  • OF THE KNESSET WAS NOT ALLOWED

  • TO COME BECAUSE OF THE VIEWS HE

  • HELD.

  • >> IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT

  • TRUMP WAS A BIG PROPONENT OF NOT

  • LETTING THESE TWO MEMBERS TO GO

  • TO ISRAEL.

  • HE WANTED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

  • TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF TLAIB

  • AND OMAR'S VALUES.

  • THERE'S CERTAINLY NOT A LOT OF

  • SUPPORT IN ISRAEL FOR THESE TWO

  • BACKBENCHERS ON THE DEMOCRATIC

  • SIDE.

  • THE NETANYAHU GOVERNMENT