WATCH: Palestinian Soon-To-Be US Congress Member Says She Will ‘Absolutely’ Vote Against US Aid to Israel

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Rashida Tlaib, the recent winner of a Democratic primary in a Michigan district Republicans aren’t even contesting, said she will “absolutely” vote against continued aid to Israel. She has also campaigned with another Muslim congressional candidate who has called Israel an “apartheid regime”.

Asked during an interview with Great Britain’s Channel 4 News whether she would vote against military aid to Israel when she goes to Congress, Tlaib, who is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, said “absolutely.”

“Absolutely, if it has something to do with inequality and not access to people having justice,” Tlaib said in a rambling response.

“U.S. aid should be leverage,” she said. “If you’re going to be a country that discriminates on somebody solely based on their faith, solely based on their skin color … to me, that doesn’t fit our value of our country.”

“I will be using my position as a member of Congress to say no country, not one, should be able to get aid from us, the American people, who talk about justice and equality and stopping discrimination, to say a country can come and get aid from us when they still promote that kind of injustice that I saw in Detroit or in especially in my neighbors who went through the civil rights movement in Detroit and told me how it was to be able to be divided on buses, to be able to go to schools that were not of good quality.”

“Those are the kind of things that I think I come with, and that lens that I feel like will change the conversation and will be moving closer to peace when we do talk about that.”

Tlaib is one of two Muslim women hoping to win US Congress seats in November, with other being Ilhan Omar in Minnesota – who has referred to Israel as an “apartheid regime”. Tlaib campaigned together with Omar.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. So she will vote against aid to the Palestinians and most other Arab countries who discriminate against jews , christians and even the wrong type of muslim?

    NOT!

  2. Uh YWN?

    You left out part of her speech which you were otherwise pretty good at transcribing. The part about Israelis of color being discriminated against. Now I understand that most people reading this website are people who are not happy with this coming addition to Congress. Nevertheless it’s the responsibility of any objective news site to report things accurately and not leave out inconvenient truths. No matter how bad someone or something is, it is never a good idea to make them appear worse than they are, because any dishonesty is then grabbed onto by the other side to call into question the truth.

  3. Yeah! The American government should instead give all the Israeli funds to the poor Palestinians and put the money into a special account earmarked for the terrorists and their family’s stipends!

  4. “U.S. aid should be leverage,” she said. “If you’re going to be a country that discriminates on somebody solely based on their faith, solely based on their skin color … to me, that doesn’t fit our value of our country.”

    Israeli “discriminates” against only those who seek it’s destruction, those who have blown up men, women and children with suicide bombs in hotels, restaurants, on buses, in malls etc. Israel “discriminates” against those who butcher babies in their cribs, mothers in their beds. Israel “discriminates” against those who fire rockets over it’s borders, who create terror tunnels to infiltrate it’s borders. Do I need to continue??

    Israel is one of the most tolerant countries in the world of other religions. Israel is home to people of may faiths, color, “gender affiliation”. Talk about any Muslim country if you wish to discuss religious and civil repression. Take Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Iraq. Heck, you can even discuss your very own “Palestine”, they do a fine job with civil rights. For a Jew to even just drive through a PA city and make it out in one piece (literally) is a rare miracle. Talk about civil rights!

  5. This thug and cortez trash make the libtards look great!!! We only need gadilhabora to win a primary against schmuck Schumer and then the libs can celebrate true diversity!!