CNN Inside Politics host John King on Monday afternoon questioned the claim made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) that her ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust. His guest, Aaron David Miller, who served six secretaries of state as an advisor on Arab-Israeli negotiations between 1988 and 2003, calmly called out the congresswoman’s lies and suggested she and others in Washington leave the Holocaust alone and stop using it to advance their own political agendas.
In June 1993, Miller was appointed Deputy Special Middle East Coordinator in the Clinton administration and for the next seven years worked as part of a small inter-agency team where he helped structure the US role in Arab–Israeli negotiations through the Oslo agreements, multilateral Arab–Israeli economic summits, the Israeli–Jordanian peace treaty, and final status negotiations between Israel and Syria and between Israel and the PLO at Camp David in July 2000. Miller continued work on the Arab–Israeli issues in the GW Bush administration, where he served as the Senior Advisor on Arab–Israeli negotiations in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He resigned from the State Dept. in January 2003 to become President of Seeds of Peace.