Today in not normal, an American president convinced an Israeli prime minister to block the visits of two US members of Congress. NYT: Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them. From Trump: “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!” (I thought those who hate all Jewish people were the “very fine people” who chanted “Jews will not replace us!” in Charlottesville.)

+ Here’s a really good overview of the situation from former US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro: Israel’s Massive Self-Own.