WATCH: CNN Host Claims Israel’s “Excuse” for Banning Omar and Tlaib a “Blatant Lie”

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.

Erin Burnett:

“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.

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.

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.”

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