JFNA STATEMENT: On Government of Israel Entry Bar of Two US Congresswomen

JFNA, our parent organization, issued the following statement regarding the recent decision by the Government of Israel to bar entry of two Democratic US congresswomen, Tlaib, D-Mich., and Omar, D-Minn.

The Jewish Federations of North America believes that every member of Congress, without exception, should be allowed to visit Israel, irrespective of whether we agree with their point of view. The relationship between Israel and the U.S. Congress is longstanding and unique, and has served as the bulwark of America’s bi-partisan support for Israel for decades.