Did This Congresswoman Just Tweet Support For Violence Against Israel?

  • 2018-12-01
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Did This Congresswoman Just Tweet Support For Violence Against Israel?
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Congresswoman-Elect Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) tweeted in support of fired CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, who lost his job after giving a critical speech of Israel at the United Nations. (The Daily Caller)

Tlaib, who became the first Muslim congresswoman alongside Ilhan Omar, tweeted, “Calling out the oppressive policies in Israel, advocating for Palestinians to be respected, and for Israelis and Palestinians alike to have peace and freedom is not antisemitic. @CNN, we all have a right to speak up about injustice any and everywhere.”

The problem is Hill didn't advocate for that. His speech condoned violence, saying "If we are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend itself" and "We must advocate and promote nonviolence at every opportunity, but we cannot endorse a narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing."

Hill also repeated the phrase, a "free Palestine from the river to the sea" first used by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

For 27 years, the United States considered the PLO a terrorist organization.
 Source: AAN
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