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Cardin Statement on Israel Barring Congresswomen from Visiting

August 15th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement:

“I disagree adamantly with Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) in regards to our policy toward the State of Israel and the BDS movement that seeks to marginalize a strong ally of the United States. However, I also disagree adamantly with the highly political move to bar two Members of the United States Congress from visiting Israel, the only functioning democracy in the Middle East. It was wrong for the Prime Minister of Israel to block the American lawmakers. It is in Israel’s interest for these critics to see this vibrant democracy and talk to Israelis firsthand. It was even more egregious that the President of the United States interfered in this process for his own political purposes. President Trump continues his attempts to use every opportunity to turn the historically bipartisan support for Israel into a political wedge. For the sake of our strong, longstanding bilateral relationship, Prime Minister Netanyahu should not play into such blatant manipulation.”

 

5 Responses to “Cardin Statement on Israel Barring Congresswomen from Visiting”

  1. August 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm, Hank said:

    Israel can do what they want they are a sovereign nation cardin.

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    • August 16, 2019 at 1:26 pm, Jay said:

      Yes Hank, Israel is a sovereign nation but have you ever heard of the POTUS telling another country to bar the entrance of his own duly elected Congresswomen from entering? I’m sure it’s not because they are Dems, they are not Christian, and they oppose David Dennison. Maybe they should just go back to where they came from. Oh wait, that would be Michigan and Minnesota.

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  2. August 15, 2019 at 7:20 pm, Kathy said:

    They should not be allowed here either

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    • August 16, 2019 at 12:27 pm, Karl Pinkerton said:

      > Kathy, When you say “they” who or what are you referring to? Do you mean pineapples on pizza? If so, I agree 100%.

      Lets try an exercise….

      Karl: Hey Kathy, I ordered pizza, it has pineapples on it.

      Kathy: Pineapples on pizza? “They” don’t belong here.

      This is just a guess but somehow I don’t think you’re referring to pineapples on pizza so we’d likely disagree.

      Be kind, spread some joy, make a stranger smile and do your best not to judge a book by its cover. Have a good weekend

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    • August 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm, Jay said:

      Why Kathy? Because they are not white or Christian?

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