OpEd: My trip to Israel showed me the real problem with Tlaib and Omar’s planned visit


After Israel barred Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar from entering the country, critics were quick to slam the congresswomen’s planned tour for including an anti-Israel, and, quite frankly, anti-Semitic, group in their itinerary. But my most recent trip to Israel showed me that attacking visitors for their willingness to hear fringe voices isn’t actually the correct approach.

One month ago, I departed on my fourth guided tour of Israel. Unlike my other trips, this one was intended to show my group of young students, political staffers, and educators both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The article goes on to state the following:

On our first day, we were told that the speakers we would meet were on “opposite sides of the river” and were warned we’d likely be uncomfortable meeting these radical speakers — and that was a good thing. I realized the trip organizers were serious when halfway through the trip we were taken to Ramallah, and a senior Palestinian Liberation Organization official looked me dead in the eye and unapologetically told me that Hamas is not a terrorist organization (it most certainly is).

This was a stark contrast to my previous trips to Israel, which were either Zionist in their bent or more moderate. This past one, with the Philos Project, challenged my views and introduced me to ideologies I didn’t even know existed.

This was a holistic trip, and it offered me an invaluable, true exposure to the conflict.

Meanwhile, Tlaib and Omar’s planned trip was organized by Miftah, a Palestinian nongovernmental organization that supports the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, has praised Palestinian suicide bombers, and even published a false, anti-Semitic claim that Jews kill Christian children to use their blood for Passover.


To get more information about this article, please visit WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM. To weigh in, leave a comment below.

The post OpEd: My trip to Israel showed me the real problem with Tlaib and Omar’s planned visit appeared first on DML News.

Visit the USSA News store!
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Team DML

This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://dmlnews.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact the USSANews.com administrator by using the contact form located in the top-left menu. Your request will be immediately honored. Please visit https://dmlnews.com for more terrific, conservative content. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.

USSANews.com USSANews.com