Sanders called the decision “an outrage.
Bahar Arar cursed at and abused one of the Jewish demonstrators at a pro-Israel event. The community feels he deserved a harsher punishment.
Ocasio-Cortez told the Forward in December that she had “no plans” to visit Israel or anywhere else in the region.
“No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas — even ideas they strongly object to,” Joe Biden tweeted Thursday.
Ron Dermer defended Israel’s decision in a call with Jewish groups.
The congresswoman had a humanitarian request approved but decided a visit would go against her principles.
The “blood libel” had been used as a pretext for pogroms and other anti-Semitic acts for centuries.
Police and Rhode Island’s attorney general are investigating the incident.
A man in his 70s suffered a broken leg and spent the night at the hospital. Others still feel effects from being pepper-sprayed.
Some of the broken bones occur more commonly in those who have been strangled. But a conclusion has yet to be made.
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