Last week, an interview with Muslim U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) went viral, after the freshman lawmaker revealed that thinking about the Holocaust gave her “kind of a calming feeling” in part because, in its aftermath, the Palestinians helped create “a safe haven for Jews.” In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner explains why Tlaib’s claims are a complete fabrication of the truth:
Tlaib’s claims that her Arab ancestors provided a “safe haven” to Jews after the Holocaust ignores the Jewish presence in the region and efforts to establish a Jewish state that predated the Holocaust, ignores that her ancestors allied with Hitler at the time of the Holocaust, and ignores decades of violence and terrorism directed at Israel both before, during, and after the Holocaust.
It should be noted that she was making this claim in the context of arguing for a one-state solution, the goal of which has always been for Arabs to overwhelm the Jewish population, and then force them as a minority to be governed by the people who are currently launching rockets at them.
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, made the comments while discussing the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians during an appearance on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.”
“There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” Tlaib said on the podcast’s most recent episode, published Friday. “And, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And, I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways, but they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”
Today, U.S. Rep Rashida Tlaib posted a video from the inside of her vehicle to Twitter. In the video, the usually angry Tlaib was all smiles, as she thanked the Jewish Voice For Peace for sending her a letter of support. Like her lie about the Palestinians supporting the Jews after the Holocaust, the radical leftist group is not what the name implies. They are a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel group, whose philosophy is aligned with the anti-Israel, Muslim lawmaker.
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a United States left-wing activist organization focused on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
In its mission statement, it describes itself as “a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights [to] support the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination” and says it “seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem“. Its critics say it musters Jewish opposition to and works to undermine public support for Israel.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 18, 2019
According to Wikipedia – The Jewish Voice for Peace, or JVP, opposes the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It has published articles criticizing what it describes as the “severe human-rights violations that Israel engages in every day.” It “endorses neither a one-state solution to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict nor a two-state solution”. It supports the Palestinian right of return while opposing the Law of Return and Jewish immigration to Israel and the Birthright Israel movement. The organization also supports the boycott against Israel through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).
A JVP supported the Free Gaza Movement until October 2012. At that point, JVP disassociated itself from the Movement after its founder, Greta Berlin, tweeted a link to an anti-Semitic video titled “Zionists Ran the Holocaust and the Concentration Camps”.
It’s not clear why Tlaib chose the inside of her vehicle to make the video. Perhaps she thought she would appear more relatable than if she were sitting in her congressional office in front of the map of the Middle East, with a sticky note pointing to the imaginary nation of “Palestine.” The sticky note was first spotted in her office on the day Tlaib was sworn into office as a United States Representative. It was one of her first acts of defiance against the country where she was about to become a United States lawmaker. The United States does not recognize Palestine as a state.
Will the mainstream media call out Tlaib’s deceitful video, where she attempts to make the general public believe she is being supported by a pro-Jewish or pro-Israel group? Much like Tlaib’s comments about Palestine being a “safe haven” for the Jews during after Holocaust, when it comes to the Jewish Voice for Peace, being a pro-Israel group, nothing could be further from the truth.
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