Your Friday Briefing – The New York Times

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government said today that Representative Rashida Tlaib, one of the two congresswomen whom it barred the day before, would be allowed into the country on humanitarian grounds to see her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the West Bank.

On Thursday, Israeli officials blocked a proposed visit by Ms. Tlaib and Representative Ilhan Omar, who are both vocal supporters of the boycott-Israel movement. That decision came after pressure from President Trump, an extraordinary intervention by an American president against members of his own Congress.

Go deeper: Israel’s decision on Thursday was based on a 2017 law aimed at foreign supporters of the movement called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. This was reportedly the first time it had been used against American lawmakers, although seven European officials were barred in 2017.

The Australian government granted the Indian industrial giant Adani approval in June to extract coal from a vast, untapped reserve. The coal is to be transported to India to fuel a $2 billion power plant that Adani is building with government support. Some of the electricity generated will be sold to neighboring Bangladesh.

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