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By Amir Tibon and Noah Landau

The Jewish Democratic Council of America issued a statement Thursday urging Israel to allow the two to enter the country.

“As strong supporters of Israel and of the U.S.-Israel relationship, we urge the government of Israel to reject President Trump’s unprecedented and ill-advised recommendation to deny” Omar and Tlaib, wrote JDCA Executive Director Halie Sofer.

Sofer added that “Banning members of Congress from visiting Israel, where they can see facts on the ground with their own eyes, is counterproductive and plays into President Trump’s goal of politicizing support for Israel,” and accused the U.S. president of interfering in Israel’s democracy, “to the detriment of the U.S.-Israel relationship.”