Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - An Israeli rightest NGO has filed Wednesday a petition to have US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar barred from entering Israel when she arrives for an upcoming tour because she supports boycotts of Israel(BDS).
The Israeli rightest non - governmental organization Shurat HaDin asked the Israeli Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday to demand that Interior Minister Aryeh Deri exercise his power to deny Omar entry.
Omar expressed, during recent weeks, her desire to visit occupied Palestine along with Palestinian-American Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer stated that Israel will not prevent Omar, the representative for Minnesota, and Palestinian-American Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan, from entering Israel when they arrive for a planned tour in August.
Shuran HaDin said its petition included proof of Omar’s activities supporting the BDS movement, including her sponsorship of a bill to allow boycotting Israel earlier this month.
The NGO also cited a recent tweet by US President Donald Trump calling on Omar and Tlaib to apologize to Israel, the White House and the American people due to their “horrible statements.
It is noteworthy that the movement of BDC is active in the United States, especially in American universities.
Israel considers any anti- Israeli occupation activity as anti-Semitic, although many American Jews are involved in the activity of the boycott movement because of their opposition to Israeli policies.