I don't think, in this instance, that Israel would go to the lengths of forging a letter on Congressional staitionary and then releasing it to the press, but the Mossad does have "balls big as churchbells."
Deri's office released what it said was Tlaib's request, written on congressional stationery and dated Thursday, in which she said she wanted to visit her grandmother, who is in her 90s.
"This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit," she said. Tlaib's office could not immediately be reached for comment on the letter's authenticity.
My guess is that she did send the letter, but then this happened:
Palestinians had expressed disappointment with the letter. Ali Abunimah, a prominent Palestinian activist, tweeted that Tlaib should have used her platform to highlight Israel's restrictions "instead of writing that humiliating letter asking the occupier to treat her as an exception in exchange for abiding by its restrictions.'"
Once she decided that Granny wasn't worth it, the Israeli Interior Minister who granted the humanitarian request had this to say:
Deri, the interior minister, said after the cancellation that her initial request was apparently a "provocative request, aimed at bashing the State of Israel."
"Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother," he tweeted.
Not a good look for Tlaib now matter how hard you try to spin it.