The Dominion Post

Petition launched to block Omar visit


US Rep. Ilhan Omar plans to visit Israel and the Palestinia­n territorie­s this month, sparking a petition to keep her out. The Democratic lawmaker from Minneapoli­s told Jewish Insider in July about her plans for the visit. At least one Israeli group has petitioned the government to block her visit, according to local news reports. Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan will join her. Last year, Omar and Tlaib became the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Tlaib is the daughter of Palestinia­n immigrants. Earlier this year, Omar faced criticism from Jewish groups for

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