Yes, she just called for the elimination of Israel….again. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) well-documented, vitriolic opposition to Israel’s very existence defines her politically. And Tlaib just retweeted the same phrase that got a CNN commentator fired in 2018. Now, try really hard to look surprised. Ready? Good.
StopAntisemitism.org tweeted out the screen-capture,
“From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free – code for eradicating the State of Israel and its millions of Jews.” Ooof. That’s a rough one.
Rashida Tlaib RT's out the same message that got Marc Lamont Hill canned from CNN.
From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free – code for eradicating the State of Israel and its millions of Jews.
Reminder – this is a sitting U.S. Congresswoman pic.twitter.com/zEWOptrGPW
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) November 30, 2020
The DailyBeast broke down the meaning of the phrase for those unfamiliar with anti-Semitic slogans,
“The river in this formulation is the Jordan, the naturally occurring eastern border of Israel and of the West Bank; the sea is the Mediterranean to the west.
Uttered by advocates of the Palestinian cause for decades, the pithy slogan very pointedly makes no place for Israel.
It evokes a strip of Middle Eastern land where Israel is no more, replaced by a unified Palestinian entity in the space it once occupied.”
Remember: Look Surprised.
The fact that this comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone and doesn’t makes mainstream headlines tells us that the DailyWire was right when they wrote:
“A trio of far-left Democrats are normalizing blatant anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party as leaders in the party idly stand by and refuse to condemn their actions and statements.” back in 2019. They were referring to ‘the squad’ of Tlaib, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after Omar dropped an anti-Semitic tweet and received a slap on the wrist. And yes, they were absolutely right. A year later and retweeting a call for Israel’s annihilation doesn’t even make a ripple beyond the twitter-sphere.
Come to think of it, November was a rough month for ‘the squad’ after Rep. Omar made headlines by belatedly cutting ties with her husbands political consultancy firm. Maybe this was an attempt at a distraction.
But Tlaib didn’t stop there either. She couldn’t even manage a decent human-being’s response to Vice-President Joe Biden naming a Jewish man to his as yet, hypothetical cabinet. At least this little anti-Semitic Freudian slip caught some blowback.
A completely unnecessary and provocative statement. There's no situation where Blinken would suppress your 1A rights. This is sloppy, hyperbolic, charged language and you should know better.
— Blank Slate (@blankslate2017) November 23, 2020
Biden names a Jew to his cabinet
What’s Rashida’s response?! “Welp, as long as that Judische pick doesn’t stop me from focusing my hatred on one country, Israel, then he’s a good Jew!”
It’s not your 1A right you’re trying to protect but your vile Jew-hatred!
That’s ALL yours! https://t.co/JegzY5ZCtm
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) November 23, 2020
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) November 23, 2020
With Democrats all over the nation riding high on their current group delusion that Vice-President Joe Biden is now the President, it is doubtful that there will be any consequences from DNC leadership for Tlaib’s latest screeds.