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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar hold press conference after being barred from Israel

CBS News Tuesday, 20 August 2019
In a press conference on Monday, freshmen Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, addressed the Israeli government's decision to bar them from entering the country. The interior minister later lifted some travel restrictions for congresswoman Tlaib, permitting her to visit her grandmother in the West Bank. CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz asked Tlaib why she ultimately canceled the trip. Diaz joined CBSN to discuss the latest.
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Democratic Muslim-American congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar told reporters in Minnesota on Monday that Israel's move to restrict their travel in the region pits Muslim and Jewish people against one another. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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