Israel said Thursday it will bar a planned visit by two US congresswomen who have supported a boycott of the country over its treatment of Palestinians, a decision in line with President Donald Trump's urgings.
Israel's interior ministry announced the decision that it said was in accordance with a law banning entry to foreigners who support boycotting the country.
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who is of Palestinian origin, were expected to arrive in Israel at the weekend for a visit that would take them to the Palestinian territories.
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