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Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, said that the move helped the president’s goal of trying to weaponize Israel against the Democrats and diminish bipartisan support for the Jewish state.

“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,” she said.

Other prominent pro-Israel Jewish Democrats said that Israel’s decision was a gift to the BDS movement, which seeks to delegitimize the country as undemocratic.