Squad Members Blocked from Israel

by Daveda Gruber:

House Representatives Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have been blocked by Israeli officials from entering the country.

President Trump put pressure on Israel with concerns that the freshman Reps. support boycotts of Israel.

Trump tweeted:

The Israeli government was steadfast in defending their decision. They suggested that the lawmakers had ulterior motives with their planned trip.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, explained the decision at length on his office’s Twitter account.

He said, through tweets, that Tlaib and Omar’s itinerary “revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel’s legitimacy.”

Netanyahu explained that their travel plans referred to a trip to “Palestine,” not Israel. The congresswomen were not interested in meeting with Israeli officials.

He went on to say that Israel welcomes critics with the exception of those who support boycotts of the Jewish State.

See the series of Netanyahu tweets here:

The decision was actually made by Interior Minister Arye Deri and was announced earlier Thursday by deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely.

This came despite prior reassurances that the congresswomen would be allowed into Israel.

Hotovely said publicly, “Israel has decided we won’t enable the members of Congress to enter the country. We won’t allow those who deny our right to exist in this world to enter Israel. In principle, this is a very justified decision.”

If you remember, back in July, Omar and Tlaib were among 17 members of Congress who voted against a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Now Netanyahu has confirmed that Deri would consider permitting Tlaib to visit her Palestinian family members under certain conditions.  She would have to file a humanitarian request and furthermore promise not to promote boycotts of Israel.

Trump tweeted this:

Needless to say, the Democrats don’t see this in the same light. They’re ranting and raving about this and taking the side of the Congresswomen who are two members of the “Squad” who we all know about.

Israel is Building Yet Another Barrier at the Gaza Border

by: Daveda Gruber:

Walls have been effective for many counties in protecting  people. Just ask the Israeli people.

Israel has a barrier that is basically a fence built along the border with Egypt. It has cut the number of illegal African migrants passing into Israel from 14,669 in 2010 to 14 in 2016. The height of the fence was raised from 16 feet to 26 feet and since then there have been no reported infiltration.

This is good news for the people of Israel who are now getting another barrier.

Contraction of the latest barrier, which is an above-ground barrier, has been started and will completely surround the Gaza Strip. The wall or barrier is expected to keep terrorist from infiltrating the Jewish state’s territory.

The galvanized steel barrier will be 20 feet high when completed said Israel’s Defense Ministry in a statement. It will compliment a subterranean wall that is aimed at upsetting Hamas tunnels dug beneath the border.

Tunnels have been a long drawn out problem in the Israeli state.

The new barrier will be built along the route of the underground system. It will run for about 40 miles. The entire project is expected to cost about $833 million and is slated for completion by the end of 2019.

It will also connect to the barrier system constructed out into the Mediterranean Sea which is aimed at halting infiltration from the sea.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted this:

The fence’s construction comes after months of violent mass protests along the border by Palestinians in Gaza.

Palestinians had been flying kites of fire, which scorch the ground, into Israel. These have kites with flammable devices and they are said to be the latest weapon of terror.
Rockets are also routinely fired from Gaza toward southern Israel. they are said to be the latest weapon of terror.

This video shows some of the aftermath of the fire the kites have brought to Israel:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi still will not admit walls or barriers work. Her state that she would give one dollar to Trump’s wall stands as does her saying that Trump will not get his wall.
The State of the Union will be seen tonight and Pelosi will be right behind President Trump. I’m pretty sure that the wall will be brought up in Trumps address.

How much longer will the Democrats hide their heads in the sand and insist that the American people do not deserve protection that works?

There is proof that barriers work and we can see that in what Israel has done and is in the process of doing. Pelosi doesn’t want anything that Trump wants. She is playing games with politics and Americans are the pawns of her games.