Israel has decided to allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) to enter the country and visit with her family in the West Bank, Reuters reported Friday.
On Thursday, Israeli officials said Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) were barred from entry over their support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. The decision drew criticism from the Jewish community and U.S. lawmakers.
Tlaib sent a letter to Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri requesting entry so she could visit her grandmother, “who is in her 90s and lives in Beit Ur al-Fouqa,” a CNN reporter tweeted:
The letter Rep. Rashida Tlaib sent to Israeli Interior Minister Ayreh Deri requesting a visit to her family in the West Bank, in which she promises to “respect any restrictions” and “not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit.” pic.twitter.com/2HUjAkYMaY
— Oren Liebermann (@OrenCNN) August 16, 2019