Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
No, that headline isn’t an exaggeration, though I wish it was. Rep. Rashida Tlaib has had no qualms with spreading anti-Semitic and anti-Israel tripe since taking office in 2019. A member of the self-proclaimed “Squad,” she’s enjoyed a rise in prominence, even as the media refuse to hold her accountable for her disgusting views toward Jews.
You may recall that one of the first controversies regarding Tlaib was a map in her Congressional office in which she had put a sticky note with “Palestine” written on it over Israel. Apparently, she still holds the view that the total destruction of Israel is a worthy goal.
A Palestinian flag painted over the entire map of what we now know as Israel. pic.twitter.com/ltBAFIWgSR
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 9, 2020
If you aren’t aware, the book she’s holding was written by Linda Sarsour, a vicious anti-Semite who’s managed to gain a platform within progressive circles (including as a surrogate for the Bernie Sanders campaign). Tlaib is also shown wearing a shirt here with a Palestinian flag painted over the entirety of Israel.
When you see people say “Palestine from the river to the sea,” this is what they are talking about. It’s a support for the wiping out Israel, and not a peaceful one either. The only way Israel is destroyed is via the killing of millions of Jews. Those pushing for such are expressing a deeply anti-Semitic sentiment. But Tlaib has never been deterred by such in the past.
The double standards here are just astonishing (imagine a Republican holding up a book written by Richard Spencer) and it shows the ever-increasing danger to Jews around the world. This kind of stuff is becoming more and more normalized in western countries. Raising awareness and having the stomach to point this stuff out is the only way to combat it in a free society. The mainstream media certainly aren’t going to do their part.