Among the shrinking number of Democratic House members, the media likes to pay special attention to a group called the “squad.” These so-called Democratic socialists have gotten plenty of attention, thanks to their wild rhetoric and support for left-wing policies.
We all know about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. These two members often make news over the shockingly inaccurate or ignorant things they say, especially about America. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan, is often called out over her aggressive attacks against the nation of Israel.
Recently, she went as far as to claim Israel is racist and “apartheid” over their COVID-19 vaccination policy. Citing no evidence, she suggested the Jewish state was refusing to provide inoculations to Palestinians.
That intense criticism sparks serious backlash from several Jewish and Israeli groups. Tlaib will be feeling this for a while.
Jewish groups are taking Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to task after she claimed Tuesday that Israel is a racist, apartheid state that is depriving Palestinians like her grandmother of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I think it’s really important to understand Israel is a racist state and that they would deny Palestinians, like my grandmother, access to a vaccine, that they don’t believe that she’s an equal human being that deserves to live, deserves to be able to be protected by this global pandemic.”…
Both the American Jewish Committee and StopAntisemitism.org called Tlaib out for her comments, explaining that Israel is giving vaccines to both Jewish and Arab Israelis. Under the Oslo Accords, StopAntisemitism.org pointed out, the Palestinian National Authority (PA) is responsible for the health of those in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and rejected Israel’s help. [Source: Daily Wire]
These groups accused Tlaib of not knowing the facts of the very situation she is complaining about. Tlaib claims “racist” Israel refuses to treat Palestinians with the life-saving COVID vaccine. But the truth is, Israel has been providing treatments to both Jewish and Arab Israelis without distinction. On top of that, they offered help to Palestinians, but the Palestinian National Authority rejected it.
How interesting. Tlaib is accusing Israel of denying treatment to this group, but it’s the Palestinians who don’t want their help.
This Democrat wants us to believe that Israel—the only Jewish state and true democracy in the Middle East—is so racist that they’d condemn her grandma to death by COVID. Yet it appears that the Palestinians, due to their age’s-long hatred of Israel, don’t want their vaccine.
What can you do when people blatantly refuse your help? It’s not as if Israel is going to force the vaccine on the Palestinians.
You’d think a sitting member of Congress, who was so quick to condemn a country, would have known that important fact. StopAntisemitism.org called the congresswoman “clueless about the Oslo Accords.” Perhaps a lawmaker who wants to criticize Israel would read up on the history and agreements that affect it. I guess not.
Like her buddies in the “squad,” Tlaib shoots her mouth off without even know the facts.