Ilhan Omar calls Israel's decision to block visit 'an affront' – live

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10.00pm BST

That’s it from me today. My West Coast colleague Maanvi Singh will be taking over the blog for the next few hours.

Here’s where the day stands so far:

9.47pm BST

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she would not move forward with any visits to Israel until “all members of Congress” could travel to the country.

Netanyahu’s discriminatory decision to ban members of Congress from Israel harms int’l diplomacy.

Visiting Israel & Palestine are key experiences towards a path to peace.

Sadly, I cannot move forward w scheduling any visits to Israel until all members of Congress are allowed. https://t.co/WTP5vnt5IH

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Source: theguardian