On Monday, Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar held a press conference to whine about being denied entry into Israel by the Israeli government.
The two had planned on visiting the country as part of a delegation of American lawmakers sponsored by a terrorist-supporting organization called “Miftah.”
Miftah is an anti-Semitic organization that wants nothing more than to see Israel wiped off the map. The group supports the BDS movement which seeks to boycott the state of Israel, something that Rashida Tlaib also supports.
Writing at National Review, columnist David French described some of the horrible things that the anti-Semitic group has published in the past. He wrote, “First, the group actually published blood libel, posting an article that accused ‘the Jews of [using] the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover.’ …[P]ro-Israel bloggers condemned the article.”
French continued: “The group celebrates terrorists, including an evil woman who helped murder 13 Israeli children. In an article titled ‘Let us Honor Our Own,’ a Miftah contributor describes Dalal Al Mughrabi as a ‘Palestinian fighter who was killed during a military operation against Israel in 1978 and one of the Palestinian people’s ‘national heroes.’
The so-called ‘military operation’ is more widely known as the ‘Coastal Road Massacre,’ a bus hijacking that resulted in the deaths of 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children.”
This is the group that sponsored Tlaib and Omar’s trip to Palestine. However, they’re trying to make Israel look like the bad guy.
Tlaib and Omar took to the mic to defend themselves and to cast blame against others.
Of, course they started by playing the victim card like they always do.
The Conflict With Israel
Israel has a law that prevents those who advocate for the boycott of Israel to be denied entry into the country. They were just enforcing their own laws, and yet this was apparently unacceptable.
Tlaib’s grandmother is a frail 90-year old Palestinian woman living in the West Bank region. Tlaib expresses a desire to visit while on her trip. Israel was willing to let Tlaib visit her grandmother as long as she refrained from advocating anti-Israel policies.
However, she refused their offer, claiming that she was the victim of “oppressive conditions.”
She tweeted “Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she [her grandmother] wants for me. It could kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in—fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.”
Wow, what a great granddaughter. She was given the opportunity to visit her grandmother, but she turned down a visa just so she could make a political point.
Cheap Political Points
She then took to the mic and broke down in tears. It was a real Meryl Streep-like performance. If she ACTUALLY cared about her grandmother, she would have gone to visit her. Israel allowed her the opportunity but she refused.
She said, “As a young girl visiting Palestine to see my grandparents and extended family, I watched as my mother had to go through dehumanizing checkpoints. Even though she was a United States citizen and proud American.”
Israel has checkpoints because Palestinians want to inflict violence on Israel. The checkpoints are for their own security. Representative Tlaib and many other Liberals lie about the so-called “occupation” of Palestine.
There is no nation of Palestine. There isn’t one now, and there never has been. However, there has been a Jewish presence in the region going back to biblical days. In 1948, Israel won its independence in a war following the British withdrawal from the region.
In 1967, the country was surrounded by Arab armies and pushed the invaders back and gained territory that they kept for a defensive position.
Rashida Tlaib won’t acknowledge that history and instead lies about the so-called occupation and the repressive nature of Israel.
Israel was right to keep her out of their country.