Appearing on Fox News Live with Eric Shawn on Saturday, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon accused Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) of espousing “pure hate” and “antisemitism” over her recent resolution calling for the recognition of the Palestinian “Nakba” (Catastrophe) — a term used by Palestinians to refer to the creation of the Jewish state.
“We have no problem with criticism. We actually welcome criticism,” the former Israeli envoy said. “But what we have heard from Rashida Tlaib is not criticism, it’s pure hate. Basically she calls to promote hatred in the US… but she’s not helping the Palestinians, she’s not sending more support to them. She’s basically attacking Israel.”
Danon also said that figures such as Tlaib remind him of “many radical leaders in the Muslim world that use Israel as their platform.”
“It’s the same over here,” he asserted. “She is not constructive; she’s promoting hate and antisemitism against Jews.” He concluded, “I expect the Democratic leaders to condemn those radical voices — [Tlaib] does not represent the Democratic Party or the American people.”