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Old 05-13-2019, 05:56 PM
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Tlaib charges GOP spreading 'outright lies' about her remarks on the Holocaust and Israel

it's what they do now.
RIP the GOP.

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Last week, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said in an interview that it gave her "a calming feeling" to think of her Palestinian ancestors giving up their lives and their land to create a safe haven for Jews fleeing the persecution of the Holocaust. She added that her ancestors had to give up their dignity at the same time, which is why she now supports a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Given the deeply polarized atmosphere in Washington now, and Tlaib's outspoken criticism of Israel's current government policies, her statement immediately caused a furor. Many right-wing critics interpreted her statement as meaning the Holocaust itself gave her a calming feeling, and others accused her of anti-Semitism, as they have often done since her election to office last fall. President Donald Trump tweeted that she had a "tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people."

On Monday, Tlaib accused Trump and GOP lawmakers of "spreading outright lies" about her.

"The Holocaust was a horrific persecution of Jewish people and should be remembered as such, nothing short of that. While I conveyed these sentiments during Yahoo’s Skullduggery’s Podcast, it’s shameful that right-wing extremists and GOP leadership, including President Trump, have twisted and misconstrued my words to spread falsehoods rooted in hate," Tlaib said in a statement Monday.

"Trump has doubled down on his party’s use of the Holocaust to score political points," she added. "This is yet another attempt by the administration and the GOP to try to distract from their horrible policies, lawless acts, and actual anti-Semitic rhetoric."

During the interview on the "Skullduggery" podcast released Friday, Tlaib was asked about her support for a one-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.

Tlaib responded by noting that Holocaust Remembrance Day recently occurred and said, "There's kind of a calming feeling I always 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."

She continued, "I mean, 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, right, and it was forced on them. And so when I think about a one-state, I think about the fact that, why couldn't we do it in a better way?"
Criticizing the right wing government of Israel is not being anti Semitic.
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When CNN says a lib is full of bs ya know the lie was over-the-top.

Rashida Tlaib's revisionist Holocaust comments get fact-checked — by CNN

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"But," King continued, "she also fails a critical fact and context test: Yes, she said Palestinians lost land in the creation of Israel. But she ignored the fact that Palestinian leaders at the time aligned themselves with [Adolf] Hitler, and that total war was how the Arab world reacted to the declaration of Israeli independence."

CNN global affairs analyst Aaron David Miller agreed, saying Tlaib "has her history wrong" on at least two fronts, pointing out that even if there were no Holocaust, many of the institutions of Israel were in place before Hitler began killing Jews.

Miller explained that Palestinian leadership at the time actually collaborated with the Nazis in planning to exterminate "the entire Jewish community" had Germany been successful in Egypt.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:07 AM
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Tlaib charges GOP spreading 'outright lies' about her remarks on the Holocaust and Israel

it's what they do now.
RIP the GOP.



Criticizing the right wing government of Israel is not being anti Semitic.

I don't think her comments were necessarily antisemitic. But parts of her comments do sound like she is being sarcastic while blaming the Holocaust for the way her ancestors were screwed. Because gist of her comment is she loves the fact her Palestinian ancestors were royally screwed because of the Holocaust.


"There's kind of a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact 0that 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."

She continued, "I mean, 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, right, and it was forced on them. "
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Frankly, the US Congress under Pelosi has become less supportive of Israel in particular and Jews in general. I wonder how many from Judaism will finally walk away from the democrats this next election and vote for the side that, historically, stands with them.
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