Trump slams Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib for comments on the Holocaust

Trump slams Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib for comments on the Holocaust

Tlaib, of course, fired back in her own defense, accusing Republicans of "twisting her words".

The "safe haven" Tlaib referred to is the state of Israel, which officially declared its independence 71 years ago Tuesday.

In the first month of her term, she was swept up in multiple controversies surrounding the Israel-Palestine conflict, including posing for a photo with with a Hezbollah-sympathizing Palestinian activist and other episodes.

Neither Tlaib or Meyers went into the details of how the congresswoman's interpretation of history was different from "everyone else", ignoring the fact that Palestinian leaders at the time of the Holocaust actually had aligned with German leader Adolf Hitler to assist in exterminating the Jewish community. In many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away, right? They did, however, uncover extensive evidence that, particularly later in the conflict, Israeli forces deliberately uprooted entire Palestinian villages and towns as part of the war effort.

Tlaib again reiterated her claim later in the interview. "I truly am. I want a safe haven for Jews". She also knows she can't give her Palestinian forebears credit for helping the Jews while also casting them as victims of Jewish predation.

"I grew up in a city that is the most handsome, blackest city in the country, the city of Detroit".

You don't need to endorse Tlaib's vision for a single, binational state - rather than the two-state solution that feels increasingly mythical itself - to acknowledge the historical reality that Palestinians were forced out of their homes, either through deliberate expulsions carried out by the Israeli military or by legitimate fears about what would happen to them if they were to remain. "I saw that separate but equal doesn't work". She already told us how disgusted she was by the original orator, but now she is sounding off on Tlaib's supporters.

"I'm coming from a place of love, for equality and justice", Tlaib said in the podcast.

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More widely seen was the backlash from public officials, including U.S. President Donald Trump. But Tlaib's anti-Semitism is much more unsafe than Omar's. The congresswoman's hatred for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is palpable. "And I love that it was my ancestors that provided that in many ways", she said. A congressional resolution originally meant to admonish anti-Semitic comments was so watered down by an intimidated Democratic leadership that it probably worked to encourage more aggressive anti-semitism from those it targeted.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has made controversial comments on the Holocaust and Israel that will put more pressure on the Democratic leadership to denounce House members making anti-Semitic comments.

Pelosi also weighed in and called for Trump and Tlaib's critics to apologize. On May 9, Tlaib joined Women's March co-founder and anti-Semite Linda Sarsour at an impeachment rally on Capitol Hill.

McCampbell suggested Monday that Republicans' preoccupation with Tlaib's comments on Israel and construing them as anti-Semitic is "dangerous and only increases hateful rhetoric" toward Palestinians and others.

"She highlighted Arab losses during Israel's 1948 War of Independence while claiming the Arabs had given safe refuge to Jews, which is ahistorical", Harkov wrote.

Also, the comments ignore the existence of anti-Semitism in Palestine much before Israel was formed.

The president made clear his support of Israel by reversing longstanding USA policy and announcing earlier this year his administration's support for Israel's claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is the contested territory Israel seized from Syria during the Six-Day War in 1967 and formally annexed in 1981.

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