House democrats are reportedly considering retaliation against two leading American and Israeli diplomats in response to Israel's decision to block the entry of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
Senior Democratic members of Congress are considering a legislative action against Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, and David Friedman, US ambassador to Israel, according to McClatchy.
According to the report, the Democrats are discussing a possible vote on a vote of no confidence in Dermer and the initiation of a general investigation by the Inspector against Friedman.
Meanwhile, Tlaib's 90-year-old grandmother Muftia Tlaib, who lives in the West Bank, used a fiery language when she jostled President Trump for his comments on the forbidden journey: "Trump tells me that I am I would be glad that Rashida is not coming, "she said, according to Reuters. "May God ruin him."
Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quoted Omar and Tlaib's statements against Israel, which would prevent them and another Democratic congressman from entering Israel on a planned trip.
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ILHAN OMAR accuses NETANYAHU of imposing "MUSLIM BAN" when DECRY DECIDED TO BLOCK ISRAEL'S VISIT.
Both Omar and Tlaib are Muslims. They are also outspoken critics of Israel and have expressed their support for boycotts in the country.
Nonetheless, the Israeli government said it would accept a humanitarian request from Tlaib to visit its Palestinian grandmother. But on Friday, Tlaib said she would not travel to the West Bank to visit the family, even though she had received permission from the Israeli Interior Minister hours before. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperate to visit her grandmother, "Trump tweeted on Friday. "The permission was granted quickly, whereupon Tlaib reluctantly declined the permit, a complete setup. The only real winner is Tlaib's grandmother. She does not have to see her now! "
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Netanyahu said that Tlaib and Omar's itinerary revealed that they had planned a visit whose sole purpose was to boycott us and denied them Legitimacy of Israel. "He said Israel welcomes critics except those who support boycotts of the Jewish state.
Omar and Tlaib had planned to visit Jerusalem and the West Bank on a trip organized by a Palestinian organization to highlight the plight of the Palestinians. 19659004] Fox News & # 39; Ronn Blitzer and Brie Stimson and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.