Rabid Anti-Semite and Israel-Hating member of AOC’s “squad”, Rashida Tlaib, promoted a Tweet on her Twitter account over the weekend containing a phrase which calls for the elimination of Israel and all Jews in the region.
StopAntisemitism.org highlighted the tweet that Tlaib retweeted, which stated: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
“Rashida Tlaib RT’s out the same message that got Marc Lamont Hill canned from CNN,” StopAntisemitism.org noted. “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free – code for eradicating the State of Israel and its millions of Jews. Reminder – this is a sitting U.S. Congresswoman.”
The phrase “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free” has long been used by Anti-Semites as a call for the elimination of the state of Israel.
The river in this formulation is the Jordan, the naturally occurring eastern border of Israel and of the West Bank; the sea is the Mediterranean to the west. Uttered by advocates of the Palestinian cause for decades, the pithy slogan very pointedly makes no place for Israel. It evokes a strip of Middle Eastern land where Israel is no more, replaced by a unified Palestinian entity in the space it once occupied. It could be that this entity would welcome and protect a Jewish population. But when supporters of the Jewish state hear those 10 words, they worry about their potentially violent implications.
Tlaib and her cohorts have a well-documented history of anti-Semitism. Last week she made a timely anti-Semitic remark after Joe Biden appointed a Jew to his cabinet.