In the interview, Tlaib said, "There's always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust", meaning that she felt a sense of moral reassurance because of "the fact" [sic] that Palestinians "to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time".
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) gained the wrath of her colleagues for yet another controversial remark about the Jewish people over the weekend.
Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Sunday after Tlaib said that thinking about the Holocaust gave her "kind of a calming feeling".More news: Jeremy Kyle Show Taken Off-Air After Participant Died Shortly After Appearing
Conservative critics quickly seized on Tlaib's comments, interpreting them to imply that she approved of the Holocaust, something her spokesman said was not her meaning.
Earlier Tlaib earned fame by ranting against Donald Trump at an event for the political action group MoveOn, near Capitol Hill, on her first day in Congress.
The ZOA had said: "She calls Israel a "racist country" on the basis of the lie that Israel discriminates against those "darker skinned, ' supports the destruction of Israel in favor of an Arab-dominated state ("It has to be one state"), 'absolutely" backs withholding USA aid from Israel, and openly supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is committed to worldwide ostracism and weakening of Israel with a view to its eventual elimination". She cloaks this in democratic language, but the end result would be the extinction of a Jewish homeland - and Tlaib well knows it.
"In fact, she repeatedly called the Holocaust a tragedy and a horrific persecution of Jewish people", he said.More news: Police puzzle over three dead in B&B with crossbow wounds
Embroidering upon that fantasy, Tlaib also went on to attack the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu - America's greatest ally in the Middle East - saying: "We can smell it from far away that, no, you don't want to look at my grandmother in the eye, Netanyahu, and say 'You are equal to me". "Millions of Jews were slaughtered and were killed and that gives her comfort?"
".@RashidaTlaib, your words are both grossly#antiSemitic and ignorant", the ambassador tweeted. Rather, Palestinian leaders were notoriously hostile to Jews. In the course of the war that accompanied Israel's founding, about 700,000 Palestinian Arabs either fled or were expelled from their homes. The Congresswoman did not in any way praise the Holocaust, nor did she say the Holocaust itself brought a calming feeling to her. In the decades since, the conflict between Israelis, Palestinians, and a range of other parties, particularly Arab states and the U.S., has remained at a violent impasse and among the most infamous, long-ranging disputes in the modern world. The Washington Examiner in a report said: "During World War II, the Palestinian leader at the time, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, met with Adolf Hitler and allied with the Nazis".
Tlaib, a freshman Democrat of Palestinian heritage and Muslim faith, has criticized Israel and the U.S. approach to the issue, and called for one state for both Israelis and Palestinians.More news: Pilot safely lands plane on its nose after landing gear failure