Israeli lawmakers want a planned visit by U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump to be blocked following his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, which has raised an international outcry.

According to report, at least 37 mainly Israeli opposition legislators on Wednesday who make up almost a third of the 120-seat Knesset signed a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  calling on him to cancel the meeting unless Trump withdraws his comments.

Later that day, Netanyahu issued a statement saying he rejected the remarks but added that the visit, set two weeks ago, would go ahead as planned and did not indicate support for Trump.

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