Israel Bans Omar and Tlaib: Politics Daily
What We’re Following Today
It’s Thursday, August 15.
No Entry: Israel announced that it would ban Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan from visiting, shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted this morning that in doing so it would show “great weakness,” adding that the two women hate “all Jewish people.” The country is continuing an established pattern of stifling dissent, Emma Green writes.
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People take part in a memorial for the victims of a shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas.
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