Given the events of late, namely the war that has seemingly erupted in or against Israel, you’d think anti-Semites in America would be watching their words and actions very carefully so as not to align themselves with violence and human tragedy.
Apparently, Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib is no such individual.
That, of course, is not to say that she isn’t an anti-Semite. But she clearly doesn’t care how her words or actions are being taken right now.
If you know much about Tlaib, it’s that she’s always been anti-Semitic. As a self-proclaimed “Palestinian American,” she’s been pushing for America to drop its support and alliance with Israel for years now, along with most other members of the liberal “squad.”
As such, she’s also taken to flying the Palestinian flag outside her office alongside the U.S. flag and that of her home state of Michigan.
As she said in January, “I’m proud to be a Palestinian American, and I want the Palestinian people to know that not all Americans support apartheid.”
Palestinians may be banned from flying their flag under an apartheid government, but we can still proudly do it at my office. I’m proud to be a Palestinian American and I want the Palestinian people to know that not all Americans support apartheid. No one can erase our existence. pic.twitter.com/vuW5ciLo1k
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) January 25, 2023
But now, she’s taking things even further.
As you might imagine, she had a few words to say about the tragedy going on in Israel. And while she did claim to “grieve with” for those who lost their lives, she also made it quite clear that (in her opinion) none of this would have happened if Israel hadn’t “occupied” her ancestral homeland.
“As long as our country provides billions in unconditional funding to support the apartheid government, this heartbreaking cycle of violence will continue.”
Similarly, fellow squad member Cori Bush verbalized the same disillusioned sentiment.
“As part of achieving a just and lasting peace, we must do our part to stop this violence and trauma by ending U.S. government support of Israeli military occupation and apartheid.”
Naturally, their comments have been condemned and chastised by several of their colleagues. And yet, the Palestinian flag still flies outside Tlaib’s office.