Trump slams Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib for comments on the Holocaust

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) lashed out at Republicans Sunday after she found herself mired in yet another controversy, this time stemming from comments Tlaib made last week in which she said she experiences a "calming feeling" when she remembers the Holocaust.

New Member of Knesset Michal Shir (Likud) also attacked Tlaib's contention that the Arabs provided a safe haven for Jews after the Holocaust. In many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away, right?

Melissa Francis acknowledged Tlaib's point about the hardships Palestinians experienced because of the conflict, while Kennedy argued the true problem is Tlaib has an "implicit bias" against Israel and has to be a lot more careful if she doesn't want her words being taken out of context.

The president is among the many Republican lawmakers who have condemned the MI congresswoman for her comments and her version of what happened during the Holocaust. "You should take some time to learn the history before trying to rewrite it".

"Rep. Tlaib said thinking about this effort to provide a safe haven for people fleeing persecution brought calm to Rep. Tlaib because her ancestors were involved in helping those tragically impacted by the Holocaust". "More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing "calming" about that fact". "Millions of Jews were slaughtered and were killed and that gives her comfort?" "It's long past time for Speaker Pelosi to take swift action and make it clear that these vile comments have no place in Congress".

McCampbell suggested Monday that Republicans' preoccupation with Tlaib's comments on Israel and construing them as anti-Semitic is "dangerous and only increases hateful rhetoric" toward Palestinians and others.


The Republican Party, which has a hair-trigger sensitivity to left-wing anti-Semitism as censorious as any social justice warrior, has whipped itself into its latest frenzy over comments by Representative Rashida Tlaib.

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) was among the Republican leaders abhorred by Tlaib's choice of words. "This must cross the line, even for them", Cheney wrote.

But during that podcast she spoke about the past, present and future of the Israeli conflict with the Palestinian Authority, offering her badly distorted view of how the Jews came to Israel and how she believes they fit in with Arabs in the region.

Though many have rejected a one-state formula as a recipe for continued strife and the end of Israel as a Jewish state, she insisted it would still leave Israel as a safe haven for Jews.

In an interview on Yahoo News's "Skullduggery" podcast published Saturday, Tlaib was asked about her position on the issue. The US had traditionally called for a two-state solution, while President Donald Trump has offered public flexibility on the matter and supported Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The ZOA had said: "She calls Israel a "racist country" on the basis of the lie that Israel discriminates against those "darker skinned, ' supports the destruction of Israel in favor of an Arab-dominated state ("It has to be one state"), 'absolutely" backs withholding US aid from Israel, and openly supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is committed to global ostracism and weakening of Israel with a view to its eventual elimination". Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, opposed all immigration of Jews, and during World War II campaigned against the arrival of Jewish refugees.

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