Trump: allowing US Muslim lawmakers into Israel would show 'weakness'

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15 aug. 2019, 16.15

Israel would "show great weakness" if it allows a visit by two Muslim members of the US Congress who support a boycott of the Jewish state, US President Donald Trump said Thursday.

"It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit," Trump tweeted, referring to first-term Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who are expected to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories at the weekend.

"They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds," he said, adding: "They are a disgrace!"