Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security President Professor Efraim Inbar told Arutz Sheva that Israel's decision to disallow the visit by U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib "was a sensible one".

"I think Netanyahu was facing a lose/lose situation," Inbar said. "On one hand he wanted to please President Trump, that he is a good friend of Israel and he has done good things for the State of Israel. On the other hand, obviously we want a good relationship with the Democratic Party, we are interested in bi-partisan support for Israel in the United States, and in that situation - according to Israeli law - he decided not to allow the two Congresswomen, who are anti-Semitic and support the BDS, to enter Israel. I'm not sure this is the best decision, but this is definitely a sensible one," Inbar concluded.

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