A twitter text from the American President found its way to the Israeli Prime Minister….
Don’t let two America Congresswomen, who happen to be Democrat’s and has said unkind things about me enter your country….(Both have also challenged American policy with Israel and the Palestinians )
A big HUH from the media and people in BOTH countries….
One of the women has a 90 year old mother she wanted to see in Israel….
She can come…..
‘No’…She says she won’t go…..
Worries all around….
It ‘s more complicated than this though…..
(Both Trump and Netanyahu have have grown to rely on each other after they both drew the anger of President Obama in the past….)
And now the relationship between Israel and American is being questioned……
By pushing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel into barring an official visit by the first two Muslim women in Congress, President Trump is doubling down on a strategy aimed at dividing the Democratic Party and pushing some Jewish voters into the arms of Republicans.
But people in both parties warn that over the long term, the president could further erode bipartisan support for Israel, which has long relied on the United States as its most important ally.
In the run-up to his 2020 re-election campaign, Mr. Trump has spent months attacking the two freshman Democrats, Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, angering the Democratic Party as he seeks to paint Republicans as Israel’s only true friend in Washington.
He has also marched in lock step with Mr. Netanyahu, who faces legislative elections in a few weeks. Mr. Netanyahu’s hard-line settlement policies and rigid bond with ultra-Orthodox Jews have also alienated Democrats, including many American Jews, posing a threat to the bipartisanship that has been fundamental to the two countries’ relationship since Israel’s founding in 1948.