Radical Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted a post over the weekend in honor of “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People” that bore the slogan “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” As StopAntisemitism.org noted, the slogan is “code for eradicating the State of Israel and its millions of Jews.”
Tlaib deleted the text and replaced it with a message about her family in the West Bank, but not before others captured it: “Thinking of my sity Muftieh and family in Palestine today. From Detroit to Gaza, we will always fight against oppression and inequality.”
The original retweet rightly sparked a wave of condemnations. “Tell me again how Rashida Tlaib is not a raving antisemite,” stated one Twitter user.
“Did she finally go too far?” asked the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.
The Freedom Center’s own Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer called the slogan “genocidal.” Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell called his colleague “an embarrassment to the Michigan congressional delegation.”
“I call on @SpeakerPelosi to remove Rep. Tlaib from her congressional committees immediately,” wrote Rep. Guy Reschenthaler.
William Daroff, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, wrote that “Rashida Tlaib’s repetition of a slogan calling for the elimination of the State of Israel is immoral and reprehensible. She does great dishonor to the United States Congress by promoting odious views that deny the right of the Jewish people to self-determination.”
StopAntisemitism.org added, “Reminder – this is a sitting U.S. Congresswoman.”
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Lauding the Protesters and Rioters in America’s Streets
In an August 2020 photo essay in which Vanity Fair magazine “celebrat[ed] the founders of Black Lives Matter [BLM] … and more on the forefront of change,” Tlaib lauded the massive wave of BLM-and-Antifa-led protests and riots that had swept the country since George Floyd’s death in late May. Said the congresswoman: “It just gives more credibility to why I ran. It gives more credibility [to] why I fight to [lift] people out of poverty, why I am saying enough with structural racism, and ending mass incarceration, and ending the injustices that we see in our school system. When I see this movement on the street—that’s where transformative change really starts and it’s hitting us right here in the halls of Congress. It’s been powerful to watch it happen.”
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