I really don’t like the way this lede casts Bibi as a victim of love.
Caught between the opposing views of President Trump and Democratic leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now considering barring Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from visiting Israel during a scheduled trip to start on Sunday, according to U.S. and Israeli officials familiar with the matter.
But it just takes a couple of graphs to get to Bibi’s true love:
With three weeks to go before a repeat election on Sept. 17, Netanyahu is fighting a bitter battle to stay in office and wants to appear strong to his fractured right-wing support base.
Wasn’t this guy indicted a few months ago? Everything I can find online about his indictment shows that it sort-of fizzled out in the Spring.
This seems like yet another example of how members of “the Squad” seem to provoke overreactions from their enemies. From the political perspective of the US, a Omar/Tlaib trip to Israel is no big deal – half of Congress visits that country during the August recess. Keeping them out is a major slight that’s going to provoke a lot of criticism from “friends of Israel” in Congress.