While Democrat infighting has been a common occurrence since the beginning of the Biden administration, there have still been areas that have seemed to be “off-limits.” One of those is going after members of the “squad,” specifically those who are rabidly anti-Semitic. So while you’d get some denunciations of anti-Semitic things Ilhan Omar said, for example, those denunciations from her colleagues were always couched in weasel language that never truly got to the point.
Perhaps that’s changing? As RedState reported earlier, the lunatics came out to play during the vote on funding for Israel’s Iron Dome, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez breaking down into tears. But Rashida Tlaib’s speech was easily the most disgusting response. Here it is as a primer.
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As I explained in my prior piece, Tlaib’s position is basically that Hamas should have the ability to kill Israeli children because it would provide leverage for the Palestinians to extract concessions from the Jewish nation. To not allow Palestinians to murder Israelis perpetuates “war crimes” in her mind. It’s an insane way to think, but it’s hardly novel when dealing with the anti-Semites who populate the US Congress.
Tlaib also called Israel an “apartheid” state, and that apparently set off Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida. He pushed aside his original speech and lambasted Tlaib, ending by pointedly accusing her of anti-Semitism. It was an escalation of language we haven’t seen before from those on left toward members of the “squad.”
Deutch is right, of course. By no definition is Israel an apartheid state. 20% of its population is Arab, and those Arabs enjoy full rights and privileges, up to and including serving in the Knesset (Isreal’s Parliament). In fact, the Arab coalition played a role in ousting Benjamin Netanyahu recently. That is not apartheid. Not even close.
Those in the Palestinian territories aren’t Israeli citizens not because of apartheid, but because those areas are run by literal terrorists overseeing a population that largely wants to murder all Jews. They also lost multiple wars in which they tried to destroy Israel. Even still, Israel has allowed them to inhabit land they had rightfully conquered in self-defense. Tlaib knows this. She knows there is no apartheid. But she’s an anti-Semite so she doesn’t care.
Good for Deutch for saying the quiet part (at least by Democrat standards) out loud for once. I’m sure he’ll be roundly condemned for doing so grab your popcorn.