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Israel blocks visit from Democratic Congresswomen who are Trump targets

CBS News Friday, 16 August 2019
President Trump's battle against the"Squad" Democrats reached the international stage on Thursday when Israeli leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, barred U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from visiting the country. The decision came after Mr. Trump tweeted it would show "great weakness" for Israel to allow the Congresswomen to carry out their visit to disputed territories in the West Bank. Senior Washington correspondent for i24 News, Dan Raviv, joined CBSN to break down the latest.
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Israel will bar a visit by U.S. Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israel not to let them in. Jonah Green reports.

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