U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday morning for her earlier feedback on the Holocaust, saying she has “large hatred of Israel.”
Tlaib, a Democratic consultant, mentioned in a current podcast interview that she supported a one-state resolution to the Israel-Palestine battle.
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She additionally described her ideas on the Holocaust, and what it needed to do with Palestine.
“There’s form of a relaxing feeling I at all times inform of us once I consider the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the truth that it was my ancestors, Palestinians, who misplaced their land and a few misplaced their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in some ways, have been worn out, and a few individuals’s passports,” Tlaib mentioned Friday, based on CNN.
“I imply, simply all of it was within the identify of attempting to create a protected haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews the world over at the moment, and I really like the truth that it was my ancestors that supplied that, proper, in some ways. However they did it in a means that took their human dignity away, proper, and it was compelled on them.”
Trump referred to as the feedback “horrible and extremely insensitive” and mentioned she “clearly had large hatred of Israel and the Jewish individuals.”
However Tlaib defended her feedback on Twitter Sunday night time, saying her phrases had been being twisted.
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Different Republicans have additionally criticized her feedback, and the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations referred to as them “grossly anti-Semitic” and ignorant.
In an announcement, her workplace re-iterated that Tlaib referred to as the Holocaust a tragedy.
“The Congresswoman didn’t in any means reward the Holocaust, nor did she say the Holocaust itself introduced a relaxing feeling to her,” spokesman Denzel McCampbell mentioned in an announcement.
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Different critics have referred to as for Democratic leaders to “take motion” in opposition to anti-Semitism of their ranks — referencing current remarks from Tlaib’s colleague, Ilhan Omar.
Omar got here underneath hearth earlier this yr after tweeting options that members of Congress had been being paid by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to assist Israel.
*with recordsdata from Jane Gerster
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