May 14, 2019
Ah, but you really need to go to the full article on Power Line, found here: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/rashida-tlaibs-latest-not-anti-semitic-but-blatantly-false.php
Rep. Rashida Tlaib is under fire for saying this:
I think two weeks ago or so we celebrated, or just took a moment I think in our country to remember the Holocaust. 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… 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. And so, when I think about a one-state, I think about the fact that why can’t we do it in a better way? And I don’t want people to do it in the name of Judaism, just like I don’t want people to use Islam in that way. It has to be done in a way of values around equality and around the fact that you shouldn’t oppress others so that you can feel free and safe. Why can’t we all be free and safe together?
Some have criticized Tlaib for getting a "calming feeling” when she thinks of the Holocaust, but that’s not what she said. Her calming feeling supposedly comes from "the fact it was [her] Palestinian ancestors” who "tr[ied] to create a safe haven for Jews post-the Holocaust.”
The problem with Tlaib’s statement isn’t insufficient outrage over the Holocaust. She may or may not be guilty of this, but her statement acknowledges "the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across he world at that time.”
The problem with her statement is the claim that Palestinians tried to create a safe haven for Jews. Nothing could be further from the truth.
A QUICK NOTE FROM TIM:
The Jews bought this land legally prior to Israeli independence. The Palestinians are trying to claim property they did not own.
Tlaib seems to suffer from some sort of memory lapse. Perhaps she should retire from Congress and receive medical treatment.
Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at May 15, 2019 07:47 AM (rFgaF)
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