Congresswoman Tlaib: Creation of Israel was an ‘ethnic cleansing of Palestine’

BDS supporter Rashida Tlaib has a long record of promoting lies about Israel.

By Aaron Sull, World Israel News

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) tweeted to her followers on Friday that the creation of the State of Israel was an “ethnic cleansing of Palestine.”

“Today, Palestinians around the world commemorate the Nakba (النكبة), Arabic for “catastrophe” recognizing the ethnic cleansing of indigenous Palestine. ~530 Palestinian neighborhoods were uprooted + destroyed +750,000 Palestinians became refugees,” Tlaib wrote.

Rabbi Aryeh Spero, president of the Conference of Jewish Affairs (CJA), released a statement on Wednesday blasting Tlaib’s anti-Semitic historical revision.

“As the invasion by surrounding Arab states began in 1948, the Israeli government asked its Arab population not to leave. It promised them protection and citizenship,” Spero said.

“Nonetheless many left at the request of Arab attackers who said it would be easier for them to perform their attacks if their Arab brothers were absent the area,” he said. “Those who left did so of their own free will and with the hope that the Jews would be ethnically cleansed.”

“When speaking of ethnic cleansing, Rashida Tlaib should look in the mirror and see that it is her ideology that is the greatest perpetrator of ethnic cleansing in the world today,” Spero added.

BDS supporter Rashida Tlaib has a long record of promoting lies about Israel .

She posted a photograph of herself onto Facebook in March wearing a T-shirt with a map of “Palestine” replacing the State of Israel.

In January, she retweeted a Twitter post from Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, claiming that “Israeli settlers” had “kidnapped and executed” a Palestinian boy. It turned out the Palestinian boy accidentally drowned after heavy rains.

Tlaib has also compared the tense situation at the U.S.-Mexico border to that of Gaza and Israel.

“Do you know what I saw at the border? I saw Gaza,” Tlaib told the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) last December.

“When you think about the border, you have to got to understand how interconnected the oppression in Palestine is with the oppression taking place at the border,” she said.