Israel’s interior minister has blasted Rep. Rashida Tlaib for rejecting the Jewish state’s offer to allow her to visit relatives in the West Bank, saying her “hatred for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.”
“Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib just tweeted that she will not visit Israel,” tweeted Aryeh Deri. “Last night, she sent me a letter asking me to allow her to visit her grandmother, who is in her 90s, because ‘this might be my last opportunity to see her.’ I agreed to this humanitarian request, but it turns out that it was just a provocation aimed at embarrassing Israel. Her hatred for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.”
This was in response to Tlaib’s announcement that she will not visit her grandmother after the country said it would grant her entry. “I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” wrote Tlaib.