“Palestinian” Arab Congresswoman (D-MI) Rashida Tlaib has once again set off a firestorm of protest with remarks she made Saturday claiming her ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust.
Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon wrote simply in response to her hostile anti-Semitic fantasies: `”@Rashida Tlaib, your words are both grossly #antiSemitic and ignorant. You should take some time to learn the history before trying to rewrite it.”
New Member of Knesset Michal Shir (Likud) also attacked Tlaib’s contention that the Arabs provided a safe haven for Jews after the Holocaust.
Shir recommended that Tlaib “open a history book from time to time.”
“The Arabs did not provide the Jews with anything after the Holocaust, except more wars and death,” Shir stated. “The Jews who survived the worst of all and immigrated to Israel to join their brothers and sisters [already] in the land of Israel were forced to deal with terrorism and the Arabs’ repeated rejection of coexistence and peace until they had no choice but to defend themselves.”
“The Arabs did not agree to recognize the right of the Jews to the state at that time, and the Arabs are certainly not willing to recognize it today,” she underscored.
“In the State of Israel, there are an estimated 1.8 million Muslims living in the most secure and democratic country in the Middle East, which affords full equality of rights between Jews and Muslims, between women and men,” she added.
Tlaib’s interview, featured on a Skullduggery podcast called “From Rashida with Love” is no longer available.
But during that podcast she spoke about the past, present and future of the Israeli conflict with the Palestinian Authority, offering her badly distorted view of how the Jews came to Israel and how she believes they fit in with Arabs in the region.
“There’s always kind of a calming feeling when I think of the tragedy of the Holocaust, that it was my ancestors – Palestinians – who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity and their existence, in many ways, has been wiped out. . . in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-Holocaust, post-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 in many ways,” Tlaib said in the interview.
Embroidering upon that fantasy, Tlaib also went on to attack the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu – America’s greatest ally in the Middle East – saying: “We can smell it from far away that, no, you don’t want to look at my grandmother in the eye, Netanyahu, and say ‘You are equal to me. You are as human as I am to you.’”
Tlaib also blamed the Israeli prime minister’s “doctrine” for the lack of peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. She claimed the only way peace would be possible — in her view — would be through the so-called “two-state solution” and that would only be possible today if Netanyahu were to rise in the morning and decide, as she put it, “‘I’m going to take down the walls, I’m not going to expand settlements, enough is enough.'”
Content by Aryeh Savir / TPS was included in this report.