CNN Host Erin Burnett claimed in a recent segment that Israel’s “excuse” for banning Tlaib and Omar is a “blatant lie.”
Burnett is clearly outraged that Israel would take the advice of President Trump.
It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
“Israel is now trying to spin this whole mess, to make it look like it’s above board. Israel Prime Minister putting out a statement on his Facebook page saying today’s ban was because Israel’s law prohibits the entry of people who call and operate to boycott Israel.”
Burnett then argues that Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. had previously said the two could visit Israel and that Omar and Tlaib have made their alliance with groups advocating boycotting Israel known long before before Dermer said they could come in.
Finally, Burnett spins her fury on Trump’s “racist attacks” against the four members of “the squad.”
Mitfah, the group that organized Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s now blocked trip to Israel has a dark and seedy history of anti-semitism, including celebrating terrorist killers.
And Omar and Tlaib were sponsored by Mitfah.
Mitfah praised Wafa Idrees for her suicide bombing that killed Jews, for her killing of Jews.https://t.co/PDLtALfHBP
I guess killing Jews makes them the GOOD terrorists?
Is that a standard DNC position now?
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) August 15, 2019
Per NRO, the Washington Post said that “Omar and Tlaib’s trip to Jerusalem and the West Bank was planned by Miftah, a nonprofit organization headed by Palestinian lawmaker and longtime peace negotiator Hanan Ashrawi.” The New York Times described it as an organization “headed by a longtime Palestinian lawmaker.” In its editorial, the New York Times editorial board identified it as a group “that promotes ‘global awareness and knowledge of Palestinian realities.’”
This is a whitewash. Thanks to a Twitter thread from the Washington Examiner’s Seth Mandel — who pointed to multiple additional sources — I started looking at the articles and views published on the Miftah website, and it was like peeling an onion of evil. There was layer upon layer of vile anti-Semitism.
“Miftah” supports Palestinian terrorists, such as suicide bomber Wafa Idrees who murdered 1 and injured around 150 when she blew herself up in a clothing store in Jerusalem, 2002.https://t.co/3Op6b1xF3S pic.twitter.com/AUgizR15F9
— Political Bread🍺 (@HechtBread) August 15, 2019
How many reporters asked Tlaib and Omar: "You're going on a trip that denies Israel's existence funded by an org that denies Israel's right to exist, which you also advocate. Why?"
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 15, 2019
the group celebrates terrorists, including an evil woman who helped murder 13 Israeli children. In an article titled “Let Us Honor Our Own,” a Miftah contributor describes Dalal Al Mughrabi as “a Palestinian fighter who was killed during a military operation against Israel in 1978” and as one of the Palestinian people’s “national heroes.”
The so-called “military operation” is more widely known as the “Coastal Road Massacre,” a bus hijacking that resulted in the deaths of 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children.
Al Mughrabi is hardly the only terrorist Miftah celebrates. It described female suicide bomber Wafa Idrees as the “the beginning of a string of Palestinian women dedicated to sacrificing their lives for the cause.” It singles out for recognition Hanadi Jaradat, a woman who blew herself up in a restaurant, killing 21 people (including four children).
The founder of Miftah herself, Ms. Ashrawi, excused jihadist violence by telling an interviewer that “you cannot somehow adopt the language of either the international community or the occupier by describing anybody who resists as terrorist.”
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com