July 16, 2019 | From Washington Free Beacon
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich) claimed the “racist policies” of the state of Israel were similar to segregation in the United States during the 19th century.
During an interview that was published on Saturday in Jacobin, a democratic socialist quarterly magazine that offers liberal perspectives on politics, Tlaib claimed, “There is continued dehumanization and racist policies by the State of Israel that violate international human rights, but also violate my core values of who I am as an American.”
Tlaib went on to say “separate but equal” doesn’t work for her and that people need to acknowledge that her ancestors were killed and were uprooted from their land. She then added that she wants there to be a recognition of what happened, including a “healing process.”
“Just like we looked at the struggle for black Americans for true equality and access to opportunity to thrive. The same thing that has happened to the LGBTQ community,” Tlaib said. “All of that is why I say free Palestine, that Palestinians deserve human rights.” . . .
“. . . Israel is proceeding in a way that is a direct violation of Palestinians’ core right to human dignity.
The defenders of the status quo are right to be worried.”
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, has publicly voiced her support of the BDS Movement. Activists in the movement believe Israel is an apartheid state that oppresses the Palestinian people, according to the Jerusalem Post.