The US President has divided Jewish citizens of the US into two camps: loyal and disloyal. Trump's statement employs a dangerous anti-Semitic trope that puts the minority in danger.
Tlaib and Omar, who had planned to visit Jerusalem and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on a tour organised by a Palestinian group, are outspoken critics of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
Obeying the demands of US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday banned a join trip by US representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting Israel and touring the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would bar a planned visit by two US congresswomen who have supported a boycott of the country over its treatment of Palestinians, a decision in line with President Donald Trump's urgings.
Ilhan Omar, a Democrat congresswoman, shot back at US President Donald Trump, saying he was "spewing fascist ideology" and Republicans expressed alarm that the inflammatory chant might become a theme of his 2020 re-election campaign.
The US president has launched repeated attacks on the Somali-American congresswoman and his Republican base seems to be backing him.
Top Republican leaders rallied around Trump, but four members of the president's party voted with the 235 Democrats to condemn him for "racist comments that have legitimised and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of colour."
In the US president’s most recent spat, he told a group of Democrat congresswomen to ‘go back to where they come from’. For supporters the controversy means little.
President Donald Trump doubles down on his attacks against four minority US congresswomen and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats.
US President Donald Trump told a group of Democratic congresswomen including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley to ‘go back’ to the countries they came from, even though all are US citizens.
Democrats condemn US President Donald Trump's "xenophobic" comments.
Tucker Carlson condemned the Muslim congresswoman for not being ‘grateful’ to the US for allowing her to move there. The hard-right talk show host was widely condemned for racism.
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