NYT Letter Jonathan Wolfman Israel Bars 2 Congresswomen, and a Furor Ensues
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To the Editor:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is as small and as shortsighted as the current United States president, who prompted the move to bar the two Democratic congresswomen from entering Israel, believing — wrongly — that this will win him the votes of hundreds of thousands of American Jews.

Representatives Ilhan Omar, left, and Rashida Tlaib in February. They were scheduled to begin a tour of the West Bank on Sunday.CreditCreditSaul Loeb/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Representatives Ilhan Omar, left, and Rashida Tlaib in February. They were scheduled to begin a tour of the West Bank on Sunday.CreditCreditSaul Loeb/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The women are elected United States representatives. Denying them entry to Israel over political views strikes at the soul of Israeli and American democracy,

Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar must go to Israel.

Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Trump simply must go.

Jonathan Wolfman
North Bethesda, Md.