One of the most impressive talents Democrats have is the ability to say absolutely opposing statements, sometimes in the same sentence, and have zero recognition. In the midst of Israel’s decision to not allow Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to visit, the two women continue to prove Israel’s justification.
On Saturday, Tlaib tweeted “One day @IlhanMN and I will see Bethlehem and InshAllah it will be free when we do. #FreePalestine.”
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 18, 2019
Just as Tlaib is fighting for a “free Palestine” insinuating the Palestinian people are oppressed by Jewish Israelis, the Palestinian Leadership is promoting their own oppressive actions. And frankly, if Tlaib were consistent in her ethos, she would condemn the Palestinians. However, she has remained silent, instead has chosen to retweet and quote leftist Jewish groups that support her over Israel’s decision not to allow the visit.
The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that “The Palestinian Authority banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank.” A group that supports ‘Sexual and Gender Diversity’ in the Palestinian society called ‘Al Qaws’ which means “the bow” in arabic was “planning to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus at the end of the month. The group operates both in the West Bank and among Arab-Israelis.”
Representative Rashida Tlaib has not come out against the Palestinian Leadership denying a minority group simply to ‘hold a gathering.’ Hopefully the LBGTQ community is able to recognize that Tlaib is not a representative who goes to bat for them, and instead, supports the leadership that oppresses them.