Tlaib, Omar All About Weakening Israel, They Stay Silent on Hamas, Palestinian Authority
“It should come as no shock that Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan are unwelcome in Israel, a nation they are taking great pains to tear down. Their latest PR stunt is an attempt to victimize themselves, whitewash history and spin reality – providing even further proof of their worst of intentions,” Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) writes in Fox News.
Israel is our greatest ally in the Middle East – a beacon of freedom, liberty, hope and opportunity. It is the U.S. government’s policy, as well as the priority of the American public, to strengthen that relationship, not rip it apart.
Meanwhile, Tlaib and Omar are the leading proponents in the United States for the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to delegitimize and weaken Israel. Tlaib has even gone so far as to endorse a one-state solution that would remove Jews from power in Israel.
Not only have these two individuals been silent regarding the terrorism targeting Israel; they purposefully and dangerously have attempted to rewrite history and spread mistruths about Israel and the existential threats it faces.
“The two congresswomen attack Israel while remaining silent on Hamas using women and children as human shields, denying humanitarian aid to its own people, calling jihad an obligation, and launching rockets into Israel that kill innocent civilians.”
I’m not aware of Tlaib and Omar ever criticizing these facts, including the Palestinian Authority’s “pay to slay” policy of financially rewarding terrorists who murder innocent Israelis, or Hezbollah stockpiling 150,000 rockets on the border with Lebanon and building terror tunnels into Israel.
Meanwhile, Omar has tweeted “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” She has stated that if you support Israel it means you have pledged allegiance to a foreign power and have been bought off by Jews.
Tlaib has said that thinking about the Holocaust gives her a calming feeling, because of the safe-haven the Palestinians provided to the Jews – something that is factually inaccurate.
In recent weeks, Tlaib also gave a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives comparing boycotting Israel to boycotting Nazi Germany.
Israel has a law banning BDS activists who seek to harm the country from gaining entry. The founder of the BDS movement is blatantly anti-Semitic. All around the world, including on college campuses here in the United States, Jews are being targeted with blatant anti-Semitism in the name of BDS.
The BDS movement goes way beyond any legitimate, reasonable criticism of a government. Additionally, the movement has not distanced itself from Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. The movement’s leaders have not distanced themselves from Hamas either.