A secret meeting was held Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s Office, which was led by the NSC, and attended by members of the Immigration Authority, the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and the Foreign Ministry, following President Donald Trump’s request that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not allow anti-Israeli congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) to enter Israel, Israel Hayom reported.
According to Israel Hayom, the two anti-Israeli congresswomen are expected to arrive in Israel on Friday afternoon, probably with a third congressman who is also hostile to Israel, but whose identity is still unknown.
The two congresswomen planned to arrive in Israel only on Sunday, but in order to mislead the authorities in Israel, they apparently decided to change their arrival date.
The two are expected to take advantage of the visit to embark on a harsh attack on Israel, but the Israeli authorities initially decided to allow their entry into the country after Democratic Party officials pressured Israel to let them in.
Back in July, Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer said that his country would allow Tlaib and Omar in, saying: “Out of respect for the US Congress, and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to any member of Congress into Israel.”
Israel Today reported on Wednesday that Democratic majority leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD 5th District) asked Ambassador Dermer to allow the two to enter the country (See: Ambassador Ron Dermer says Israel will Allow US Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to Visit).