Tlaib Slammed for Hosting Event Mourning ‘Catastrophe’ of Israel

Tlaib Slammed for Hosting Event Mourning ‘Catastrophe’ of Israel

May 9, 2023

Michigan congresswoman and far-left “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is facing backlash after it was revealed she is scheduled to host a congressional event to mark the Palestinian “Nakba” (Catastrophe) — a term used by Palestinians to refer to the creation of the Jewish state.

The event, set to take place at the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, features numerous anti-Israel organizations as cosponsors, including the radical Emgage Action and Americans for Justice in Palestine Action. The invitation for the function, which lists Tlaib as a “special guest,” accuses “Zionist militias and the new Israeli military” of having “violently expelled approximately three-quarters of all Palestinians from their homes and homeland in what became the state of Israel.”

“To uplift the experiences of Palestinians who underwent the Nakba, and educate Members of Congress and their staff about this history and the ongoing Nakba to which Israel continues to subject Palestinians, we’ve partnered together to host this congressional and community educational event, to be followed immediately afterward by dinner,” it continues.

The Republican Jewish Coalition noted that the “antisemitic Democrat” Tlaib would be hosting the event, highlighting how “These are the ascendant anti-Israel voices in the Democratic Party, and House Democrats continue to pathetically coddle them.”

“Rashida Tlaib, who has repeatedly used antisemitic tropes, is hosting an event to attack Israel with groups that defend terrorism and support the antisemitic BDS movement,” wrote Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “This is outrageous. We condemn this completely. Republicans stand with Israel!”

“Imagine if Rashida Tlaib would spend as much time working for Michigan’s 12th District as she spends demonizing the world’s only Jewish state,” tweeted StopAntisemitism, an American-based group dedicated to fighting antisemitism.

“The only ‘catastrophe’ is that there are antisemitic and racist Members of Congress, like [Rashida Tlaib]!” wrote CEO of the International Legal Forum and human rights lawyer Arsen Ostrovsky.

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