Tlaib Accuses Israel Of ‘Racist Policies’ That Go Back To 19th-Century Segregation

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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) compared Israel’s “dehumanization and racist policies” to 19th-century segregation in the United States.

“There is continued dehumanization and racist policies by the State of Israel that violate international human rights, but also violate my core values of who I am as an American,” the freshman congresswoman told the left-wing outlet Jacobin, which published a Q&A with her on June 13.

“ ‘Separate but equal’ doesn’t work. I know that my ancestors were killed, died, uprooted from their land,” she continued. “That’s something that no one even wants to acknowledge that had to happen to create the State of Israel.”

“We’re not just a country that’s divided, we’re also connected. As Americans, we appreciate these values, and it gives us hope,” added Tlaib. “I see more Americans understanding the plight of Palestinians in a way that doesn’t dehumanize or degrade Israelis either, but does hold the leadership of the Israeli government accountable. They see Israel is proceeding in a way that is a direct violation of Palestinians’ core right to human dignity. The defenders of the status quo are right to be worried.”

Since entering Congress in January, when she displayed a map with a note posted over Israel that reads “Palestine,” Tlaib has made controversial, anti-Israel remarks.

Shortly thereafter, she attacked Republican lawmakers and opponents of the anti-Israel BDS movement by saying “they forgot what country they represent.”

Moreover, Tlaib met with Hezbollah supporter Abbas Hamideh, who has said that Israel is a “terrorist entity,” even though the congresswoman said that “I do not agree with the statements brought to my attention.”

In May, she said that Palestinians enabled a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust, thereby reiterating her support for a one-state solution.

(JNS)

{Matzav.com}

6 COMMENTS

  1. And this evil woman is accusing President Trump of being a racist???
    Classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.
    Apparently the backstabber Eliot Engel has no problem with her outrageous statements. Eliot walks in lockstep with the Democrat playbook and will NEVER EVER criticize a fellow Democrat. NEVER. Like a dangerous mindless robot, he always circles the wagon for one of his own. What a sick worthless excuse for a human being.

  2. Killed? The killing ,massacring and driving people from their homes were done by the Arabs against Jews, not vice versa!

  3. there is no bigger RACIST country than the one your ancestors come from – maybe you should go back there and find out yourself – so that the USA will have one less anti-American

  4. That’s right they can call everybody racist and it’s a mitzva but call them racist and here come the house resolution off condemnation you never saw them get something done so fast

  5. Over 800 years ago, Rambam, in his famous ‘Epistle to the Yeminites’ (“Egeres Teimon”), poignantly points a finger at the Muslim Nation. Using the terms “Uma Zu”; ‘This Nation’; constantly scheming to find means & ways to destroy us.
    He quotes King David, in Psalm 120:5, who with his Divine vision. foresaw ‘this scourge’ that plagues the Jewish people till this very day: “Woe unto me……I dwelt with those who inhabit the tents of ‘Keidar'”.
    Keidar was one Yishmael’s 12 sons sons; Genesis, 25:13. The fact that King David singled out Keidar, Rambam says, is that “The Prophet” was a descendant of Keidar; the most evil of the twelve.
    So there you have it!
    The Epistle was written in 1171, at a time when the Jews of Yemen were under a death threat if they don’t accept the Muslim Faith. Rambam was consoling & giving them courage, to be steadfast in the faith of their forebears.

    BTW. I am not sure if the three Epistles of Rambam have be translated into English. Although it stands to reason that they probably have been. Please let me know.

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