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US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)

Newly-sworn in Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Detroit isn’t losing any time making sure that Americans know who and what she stands for.

Tlaib, whose office proudly sports a world map that wipes out the State of Israel with a post-in note that instead names the country “Palestine,” wrote in her tweet, “They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality.”

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Now, in a tweet posted Monday (Jan. 7) Tlaib has again revealed her anti-Semitism by criticizing bipartisan Senate discussion of a bill that helps defend the State of Israel – America’s sole democratic ally in the Middle East – from the international Boycott, Divest and Sanctions campaign against the Jewish State.

Tlaib, 42, is the oldest of 14 children. Her parents immigrated to the United States from the Palestinian Authority. The Arab American lawmaker styles herself as a “Palestinian American” and like many Jews who began life as children of immigrants to the “goldene medina,” says that she spoke no English as a child, although she was born and raised in Detroit. Her mother was born in Beit Ur El Foka, near the Palestinian Authority capital city of Ramallah. Her father was born in the northern Jerusalem suburb of Beit Hanina.

But unlike those Jewish Americans, Tlaib may have learned a great deal about life in America but apparently very little about the American way, even less about the idea of the Great Mosaic, and nothing about coexistence and tolerance of others.

Sad.

A woman who could have become a bridge for peace becomes instead someone who’s not.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.