Israel’s Interior Minister says US Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib will be allowed to visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds – as long as she does not promote a boycott of Israel.
Earlier, her entry to Israel was banned, along with another Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, following lobbying efforts by President Trump. Tlaib had “promised not to promote the cause of the boycott of Israel during her stay” in a letter to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri sent overnight, the ministry said in a statement. Israeli media published the letter reading: “I would like to request admittance to Israel in order to visit my relatives, and specifically my grandmother, who is in her 90s … “This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit.”