US Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar — A Suggested Itinerary for Her Trip to Israel

Redacted from an article by Elaine Rosenberg Miller
Times of Israel, JUL 19, 2019

Here are some suggestions for her itinerary:

 

Perhaps she can visit a Gaza school and check out the marching five years olds with mock knives and guns. Or,  maybe not. Terrorists hide their rockets and ammunition within  schools and hospitals.

 

 

A day trip to Ramallah is a good idea. She might find out that residents there don’t actually want the Israelis to withdraw and leave them to fall under the control of despots, both domestic and foreign.

 

A tour of Islamic archaeological sites is in order.  Huh!  What archeology of what? What history?

 

And in the afternoon she can go to the 120 member  Israeli legislative body, the Knesset,  where 12 Arabs and 3 Druze are full  members representing their constituency.

 

She could visit the Israeli Supreme Court and see the Arab legislators and jurists.

 

(PS  How many Jews are found in the Legislative body and Supreme Court of the 21 Arab nations surrounding Israel? What Jews? What Legislative body? What Supreme Court? The Jews were all driven out upon the re-birth of the State of Israel in 1948,  penniless, all their wealth and possessions seized after centuries of living there as second class citizens (dhimmi). jsk 

 

Not too far away are the Israeli medical centers where medical personnel of all backgrounds work side by side treating patient of all backgrounds and she will find most of the people waiting in the queue for treatment are Arabs paid for by the Israeli government 

 

Moving on … visit:

 

Tel Aviv! New high rises, Israel as global leader of start-ups. She just missed Tel Aviv Pride Day where 250,000 participants marched down the avenues celebrating their human rights for which death is ordered by Muhammed.

 

What is a trip to the Israel if incomplete without a stop at the Western Wall, the remaining remnant of the ancient Hebrew Temple dating back 3000 years

 

She will incidentally  run into Nigerians, Koreans, Russians reverently praying at that Wall.

 

A call at an African embassy is in order. There she might learn about how Israel is the leader in smart water management including advanced water technology and desalination and how it exports the technology to developing nations, especially in Africa.

 

When she leaves Israel she will be flying near the Leviathan natural gas fields and may learn that by “conservative estimates  the fields contain enough natural gas to meet Israel’s domestic needs for 40 years”.

 

Luckily, she will not fly over war-devastated Syria or Lebanon.

 

It would be a buzz-kill.

 

(You don’t really expect her to report her trip with the facts above. Israel is, at the moment,  in a bind feeling obligated to allow an elected American Congressperson to visit, despite her declared enmity.  And… there is no question she will return to the US loaded with malicious lies and propaganda right out of the mouth of her hero, Mahmoud Abbas.)  jsk

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Elaine Rosenberg Miller writes fiction and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous print publications and online sites, domestically and abroad, including JUDISCHE RUNDSCHAU, THE BANGALORE REVIEW, THE FORWARD, THE HUFFINGTON POST and THE JEWISH PRESS. Her book. FISHING IN THE INTERCOASTAL AND OTHER SHORT STORIES will be published by Adelaide Books in 2019.

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