Israel’s Prime Minister Lifts Ban, Allows Rep. Tlaib to Visit Grandmother

Israel’s interior minister says he has granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, from Michigan, to visit the west bank on humanitarian grounds.

That’s despite Israel’s decision Thursday to ban Tlaib along another U.S. congresswoman from entering the country.

That ban came just days before Tlaib and Rep. Iilhan Omar were set to visit Israel.

They were supposed to arrive this coming Sunday.

But Israeli officials announced Thursday that the congresswomen could not enter.

That was shortly after the president tweeted that it would show “great weakness” if Israel let them in.

However, Israel’s prime minister said early Friday morning he granted a request from Rep. Tlaib to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the west bank.

In a letter to the prime minister, Tlaib promised to respect any restrictions placed on her.