Tlaib cancels trip to Israel, cites 'oppressive conditions'
"I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in--fighting against racism, oppression & injustice," Tlaib said in a tweet. Tlaib's family in the West Bank slammed Israel over the "conditional visit" and insisted that it is a "natural right" to be able to visit relatives. The family statement continued, "It should be her natural right, not a favor to ask for, to visit her homeland and family." Tlaib's uncle suggested he could bring Tlaib's grandmother to visit in the United States so the two could meet. "The plan of the two Congresswomen is only to damage Israel and to foment against Israel," Netanyahu said in a statement following the decision.