The Congressional Police

Apparently the US Congress is now the global antisemitism police force:

US lawmakers are outraged at the Maldives for its recent decision to ban Israeli passport holders from entering the country due to war crimes connected with Israel’s controversial military operations in Gaza. The Indian Ocean archipelago state is known for its luxury resorts and high-end travel in scenic, paradise beach locations. The president’s office announced Sunday that the cabinet is moving to update national entry laws in order to bar Israeli passport holders’ entry.

But US Congress members are working punish the Maldives over the controversial move, with Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) drafting legislation that could slash all aid to the Muslim-majority nation… There are 27 other Muslim-majority countries in the world which currently have a ban on Israeli passport holders – many of them located in the Middle East and North Africa.

Now, I think the USA should end all foreign aid to every country. So, refusing to send money to the Maldives is not exactly an action that merits criticism. However, it does raise the interesting question of why these US lawmakers are so “outraged” at a sovereign nation controlling who is, and who is not, allowed to enter its borders.

These US lawmakers wouldn’t happen to be Israeli passport holders, would they?