Tlaib Headlined Anti-Semitic Conference, Compared U.S.-Mexico Border to Gaza
Squad member, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) headlined a conference sponsored by an Islamic organization which the Anti-Defamation League claims provides “a platform for anti-semitism.”
The Free Beacon reports that Tlaib was the keynote speaker for the American Muslims for Palestine’s (AMP) 2020 election conference in Chicago last month.
The Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo writes:
AMP is at the forefront of the anti-Israel movement in the United States. A report from the Anti-Defamation League, a watchdog group that combats anti-Semitism, said the group promotes “extreme anti-Israel views” and provides “a platform for anti-Semitism.”
Tlaib’s participation in the conference is the latest in a series of appearances and remarks that have caused consternation among pro-Israel activists. Tlaib is a supporter of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, a position that led Israel to deny her entry to the country earlier this year. During her first term in Congress she accused her Jewish colleagues of dual loyalty to Israel—an anti-Semitic trope—and shared on Twitter cartoons drawn by an anti-Semite who won a prize in Iran’s notorious Holocaust denial contest.
In her speech, Tlaib compared the U.S.-Mexico border to the Gaza Strip and claimed Israel was occupying Palestinian land.
“Do you know what I saw at the [U.S.-Mexico] border? I saw Gaza,” she said. “When you think about the border, you have got to understand how interconnected the oppression in Palestine is with the oppression taking place at the border.”
She also equated police violence against African Americans to violence in Palestinian territories, and said, “Every time I see … the police going after, killing innocent people, innocent, treating African-American brothers and sisters like they’re disposable, I think of Palestine and what happens to our brothers and sisters in the occupation.”
Some discussions at the conference focused on destroying Israel and classifying support for the nation as a “disease.”
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