Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been condemned after hosting a private celebratory dinner on Saturday featuring anti-Israel activists who praised terror group Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists, said Israel has no right to exist and called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Europe.
Fox News reports:
Tlaib, the first-term Palestinian-American congresswoman from Michigan, first rose to national prominence after being caught on video saying she will “impeach the motherf—–,”in reference to President trump, on the same day she was sworn into Congress
Over the weekend, Tlaib came under fire for her ties to radical Palestinian activists. After the official swearing-in ceremony in her home district, Tlaib and a number of anti-Israel activists participated in the dinner.
She was photographed with Abbas Hamideh, a supporter of Tlaib and a co-founder of Al-Awda, who made numerous inflammatory and hateful remarks on social media.
The controversy over the ties to the activist came about a week after Tlaib was accused of anti-Semitism when she lashed out against Senate Republicans for planning to introduce a measure banning boycotts of Israel, saying: “They forgot what country they represent.”
Shortly after his image with Tlaib was discovered, many social media users began pointing out the activist’s social media writings, including his affinity to the terrorist group Hezbollah.
“Always loved this heroic resistance leader! Long live Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah!” he wrote in 2015, celebrating the leader of the group that the U.S. government designated as a foreign terrorist organization. “They tried so hard to demonize #Nasrallah and #Hezbollah and we said f— you!,” he wrote in another tweet.
Just a day after the event with Tlaib, the activists suggested “Zionist terrorists” should go back to Europe. He previously wrote that “there’s more Jewish history in Brooklyn, New York and Poland than in occupied Palestine” and suggested Israeli Jews should move to New York.
A prominent Chicago anti-Israel activist going by Jbara Mwafaq was also present at the dinner. He is an active leader in the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CCJP), an umbrella group of Palestinians and against Israel, Fox News can reveal.
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