Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) had the gall to claim that the Holocaust gives her a “calming feeling” because her Palestinian ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jewish victims of the tragedy. Talk about obscenely revisionist. This takes being a flaming anti-Semite one step further. She made her latest statement on a podcast called “Skullduggery” in an episode entitled “From Rashida with Love.”
“There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” Tlaib said just after the 28 minute mark. “And just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the 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, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”
Such unabashed lying is impressive even for Rashida Tlaib. It’s so far from the truth it is laughable.
Per The Washington Examiner, here are just a few examples of the inaccuracies in Tlaib’s statements:
“— The Jewish presence in the area currently known as Israel dates back thousands of years, and the modern migration of Jews back there pre-dated the Holocaust by many decades, starting with the migration of Jews from Yemen in 1881.
“— With the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British government supported the establishment of a Jewish state in the area, an idea rejected by Arabs.
“— In 1937, the British Peel Commission proposed a two-state solution to Jews and Arabs, which the Arabs once again rejected because they could not accept any Jewish presence in the region.
“— During World War II, the Palestinian leader at the time, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, met with Adolf Hitler and allied with the Nazis. As the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum recounts, “al-Husayni collaborated with the German and Italian governments by broadcasting pro-Axis, anti-British, and anti-Jewish propaganda via radio to the Arab world; inciting violence against Jews and the British authorities in the Middle East; and recruiting young men of Islamic faith for service in German military, Waffen-SS , and auxiliary units. In turn, the Germans and the Italians used al-Husayni as a tool to inspire support and collaboration among Muslim residents of regions under Axis control and to incite anti-Allied violence and rebellion among Muslims residing beyond the reach of German arms.”
“— After World War II, when the Jewish people declared the state of Israel, their official proclamation said, “We appeal – in the very midst of the onslaught launched against us now for months – to the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to preserve peace and participate in the upbuilding of the State on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its provisional and permanent institutions.” Instead of choosing to live peacefully, however, Arab leaders encouraged Arabs to flee Israel, and the next day, the young nation was invaded by Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq.
“— The terrorist group the Palestine Liberation Organization was founded in 1964, three years before Israel occupied the West Bank in the Six Day War, territories that we’re now led to believe is at the heart of the conflict.”
The Jews in Palestine established their safe haven—the State of Israel—*despite* Palestinian Arabs' violent efforts to thwart them. The notion that Palestinian Arabs "provided" Jews a refuge from violence and persecution is so laughable it's obscene. https://t.co/RKAjQGtUJP
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) May 12, 2019
Either Tlaib does not know the true history of the Holocaust and the Jews or she is just lying her head off. The latter is far more likely here. She knows full well that her ancestors allied with the Nazis in an attempt to eradicate the Jews – there was no ‘safe haven’ in their attempts other than death for the Jews. She also ignores the violence before, during, and after that time towards Israel and the Jews. That’s not by accident either.
Tlaib was making this claim in the context of arguing for a one-state solution, the goal of which has always been for Arabs to overwhelm the Jewish population, and then force them as a minority to be governed by the people who are currently launching rockets at them. The Palestinians want Israel wiped off the map and Jews either subjugated or killed. It has always been that way for them and will never change.
You mean my ancestors came and converted yours into Islam by the sword (from Judaism/Christianity) and now you think that by changing your beliefs you can also change Jerusalem’s Jewish identity. Nice try. You’re the guest here, not the Jewish people. https://t.co/kATgRJ37ne
— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) May 12, 2019
This is not the first time by any means that Tlaib has made controversial comments about the Jewish state. The day of her inauguration, she hung a map of the world in her office and placed a sticky note over Israel on which she wrote the word Palestine. In addition, she has come under attack for close ties with Muslim Brotherhood activists and some terrorist supporters. The organization Stop Antisemitism put up a petition calling on US Special Envoy Elan Carr to research Tlaib’s connection to the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has been found to fund terrorism.
Tlaib is spinning a version of history that never occurred… painting the Palestinians once again as victims which they are not and never have been. They are an Arab/Muslim construct that solely exists to try and eliminate Israel. Given half a chance they would support another Jewish Holocaust so Tlaib’s statements are even more revolting. She has challenged her critics, saying the ball is in Israel’s court to prove her wrong and by saying she could “smell” Netanyahu’s racism. The only racist here is Tlaib and her Palestinian cohorts who want nothing more than Jewish genocide regardless of what lies she tells.