US Lawmaker Rashida Tlaib Denounces ‘Racist’ Israel’s Anti-Palestinian Policies

Rashida Tlaib in her Palestinian thobe while her son dabs in Congress. (Photo: via Social Media)

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has denounced Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, describing that country’s policies as an affront to human rights and comparable to racial segregation in the American South.

Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American to serve in Congress, told Jacobin magazine that she’d witnessed Israel’s “racism” first-hand while visiting Palestine.

“I can tell you when I was in Palestine with my mother and she had to get in a separate line. There are different-colored license plates if you are Palestinian or Israeli.”

She denounced these policies as “racist” and argued that Israel’s “continued dehumanization” of the Palestinian people “violate[s] international human rights,” as well as her values as an American.

The freshman lawmaker went on to compare the situation in Israel to segregation in the United States, which was enforced by the infamous Jim Crow laws, and the concept of “separate but equal.”

While insisting that she wanted a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, Tlaib stated that her ancestors were “killed” and “uprooted from their land” during the creation of the state of Israel – something “no one even wants to acknowledge.”

The congresswoman has come under fire for her support for the Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Last week she tweeted about anti-BDS legislation currently being considered by the House, arguing that the bill was unconstitutional because “our First Amendment right to free speech allows [the] boycott of inhumane policies.”

(RT, PC, Social media)

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  1. I am from Vancouver,Canada and I wanted to say that I agrees with Rashida Tlaib in condemning the House Foreign Affairs Committee for considering a bill condemning the BDS Movement in the USA.This is an insult to all Palestinian Supporters in the USA and should be condemned. I also agrees with Rashida Tlaib in saying that Trump is racist toward the Palestinian People.This can be seen in the way the Palestinian People are treated by the US Gov’t and by the Israeli Gov’t.Rashida Tlaib is a good spokesperson for Palestine in the USA.Thats what is needed in the USA today when so much lies are been told about Palestine by the US Gov’t and US Media.

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