Radical Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) continued to display a Palestinian flag outside of her congressional office despite the atrocities committed on Saturday by Palestinian terrorists in Israel, according to Breitbart News.
Tlaib had previously flown the flag outside her office for several months, giving it a place of equal standing with the American flag. “I’m proud to be a Palestinian American and I want the Palestinian people to know that not all Americans support apartheid,” she posted on January 25 with an image of her standing beside the flag.
The day after the terror attack by Hamas, Tlaib issued a statement that notably did not condemn the Palestinian terror group: “I grieve the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost yesterday, today, and every day. I am determined as ever to fight for a just future where everyone can live in peace, without fear and with true freedom, equal rights, and human dignity.”
The path to that future must include lifting the blockade, ending the occupation, and dismantling the apartheid system that creates the suffocating, dehumanizing conditions that can lead to resistance. The failure to recognize the violent reality of living under siege, occupation, and apartheid makes no one safer. No person, no child anywhere should have to suffer or live in fear of violence.
As long as our country provides billions in unconditional funding to support the apartheid government, this heartbreaking cycle of violence will continue.
Republicans slammed Tlaib for refusing to take down the flag. “The Palestinian flag should not have a place here,” Rep. Max Miller (R-OH) posted on X. “[T]he halls of Congress belong to America” and “should be reserved for flags that embody our great nation. That’s why I sponsored an appropriations amendment to end this silliness.”
Michael Herzog, the ambassador of Israel to the U.S., condemned Tlaib for her statement after Hamas’ terror attack. “How much more blood needs to be spilled for you to overcome your prejudice and unequivocally condemn Hamas, a U.S.-designated terror organization?” Herzog posted on X. “Hundreds of innocent Israeli civilians massacred in cold blood on a holy day. Babies kidnapped from their mother’s arms and taken to Gaza. An 85-year-old woman in a wheelchair and a Holocaust survivor taken hostage. Is that not enough, Tlaib?”
Not for a leftist antisemite like Tlaib. It will never be enough until Israel and Jews everywhere have been eradicated.