By Cristina Marcos
August 20, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said Monday that U.S. aid to Israel should be tied to its treatment of Palestinians, questioning whether the funds should continue after the country blocked her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from visiting in an official capacity.
Omar had planned to travel with Tlaib to Israel this month until the Israeli government announced last week that it would deny them both entry, citing their past criticism.
Omar and Tlaib, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, held a joint press conference on Monday to denounce that decision, which came after President Trump tweeted that it would show "great weakness" for Israel to allow the two lawmakers into the country.
Omar suggested that lawmakers reconsider the annual U.S. aid allocated to Israel in response.
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