Ilhan Omar blasts Israel, suggests US reconsider giving financial aid

Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed Israel on Monday — and suggested that the United States reconsider it’s financial aid to the country.

“We give Israel more than $3 [billion] in aid every year,” Omar said during a news conference in Minneapolis with Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

“This is predicated on them being an important ally in the region and the only democracy in the Middle East. But denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally, and denying millions of people freedom of movement or expression or self-determination is not consistent with being a democracy.”

Omar (D-Minn.) and Tlaib (D-Mich.), fierce critics of Israel who both support the Boycott, Diversify and Sanctions movement against it, were banned from visiting the Jewish state over the weekend.

Tlaib was eventually OK’d in order to visit her grandmother — but she rejected the chance because she was restricted from boosting BDS.

Tlaib tearfully recalled her family’s ordeal in the occupied territories during previous visits.

“As a young girl, visiting Palestine to see my grandparents, I watched as my mother had to go through dehumanizing checkpoints — even though she was a United States citizen and proud American,” she said.

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