Rep. Davids' Statement on Israel’s Decision to Deny Members of Congress from Entering the Country

August 15, 2019
Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the Government of Israel’s decision to deny Representatives Tlaib and Omar from entering the country:

 

“A strong international relationship requires engagement and communication between governments, and the decision to ban Representatives Tlaib and Omar, two sitting members of Congress, from entering Israel is counterproductive to maintaining a strong US-Israel relationship. This action is not in line with the values we hold as democracies, and it’s wrong.  

 

“Strong alliances can thrive even where disagreements exist, but they cannot thrive where free and open communication is shut down. This is an ill-advised and dangerous precedent to set  –  especially in light of the long-standing bond between our two countries – and it must be reversed.”