Representative Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-born American congresswoman, expressed her admiration for some of her colleagues in Congress, who have whispered to her that they do not like Netanyahu, but at the same time they approve of the financial support provided by Washington. Vote to give. Israel.
Rashida said during a session of Congress today, Wednesday, February 7, 2024: “We are doing it again. Sending $17 billion and $600 million of American tax money without conditions to the extremist Netanyahu government means killing innocent Palestinians. But more bombs are to be dropped. The government “has killed 27,000 people in Israel so far, including 11,500 children.”
If you don't support Netanyahu, if you are disgusted by the countless lifeless children being pulled from the rubble, if you truly believe in human rights and upholding international law – vote for Netanyahu on a blank check for genocide. Don't do it. pic.twitter.com/EIv6CV3CNJ
– Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) 6 February 2024
She added, “I'm tired of my coworkers. One of them comes to me whispering: I don't like Netanyahu, I support a two-state solution, so when he asks us to, we listen to him without any hesitation.” Why send billions of dollars in bets.” Really, again and again, about his intentions? Many of my colleagues still say to me: They are not satisfied with the assistance they provide to a genocidal maniac.
He added, 'My message to these colleagues is simple: If you do not support Netanyahu. If you're frustrated by the countless videos of children pulled from under the debris. If you truly believe in supporting human rights and international law, vote NO on giving Netanyahu a blank check for genocide.
After the session, Rashida wrote a post on Facebook saying, “My colleagues continue to transfer billions of dollars in American taxes to (the Department of Defense's) defense contractors. The American people deserve representatives who will fight for our country and our families. Vote for your stock, not for your stock.” Portfolio. It is shameful that some of my colleagues benefit economically when they vote to support wars and weapons manufacturing.
He added, “Members of Congress should not be able to use their power to get rich off of defense contractors while voting to pass more funding to bomb innocent civilians. We're tired of those politicians. Those who profit from endless wars. I am starting prevention by ending the Politicians Acts.” “Taking advantage of the war to prevent members of Congress from trading in defense stocks.”
It is noteworthy that US Senate candidate Nasser Beydoun had revealed on November 27, 2023 that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was pressurizing him by offering money to compete with Rashida Tlaib for her seat. Can agree to. The state of Michigan at the polls. expected.
I was offered $20 million to withdraw from the senatorial race and run against my friend @rashidatlaib, Despite knowing where I stand on AIPAC's influence on our elections and foreign policy, the pro-Israel lobby had the audacity to suggest that I would even consider taking a dime… pic.twitter.com/QTvFhbExj9
– Nasser Beydoun (@NasserforMich) 27 November 2023
This was not the first time that AIPAC had targeted candidates to oust Rashida Tlaib, as American politician Hill Harper revealed that she had been given support in exchange for her entry into the House of Representatives election against Rashida Tlaib. Only one offer was received.
It was not my intention to make a private phone call public. But now that it's happened, this is the truth.
One of AIPAC's biggest donors offered $20 million if I drop out of US Senate race @RashidaTlaib,
I said no. I will not be bossed around, bullied or bought. https://t.co/Ji76jwPE3X
– Hill Harper for US Senate (@hillharper) 22 November 2023
Last November 22, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) published audio recordings of supporters of Israel discussing ways to kill Rashida Tlaib during a visit to Arizona.
According to a statement from “CAIR” on the “X” platform, activists supporting Israel discussed ways to “kill” Rashida, and the possibilities of targeting her during her visit to Arizona, in audio recordings published by CAIR. Discussion was shown. “During Rasheeda's visit, methods of sexually assaulting her, harassing her, and even killing her were discussed.” “Arizona.”
On November 8, 2023, the US House of Representatives approved a draft resolution censuring Representative Rashida for criticizing President Joe Biden and Israel's policies regarding Gaza.
Last May 10, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy tried to stop Rashida Tlaib from organizing an event to remember the Palestinian Nakba in the presence of a large number of activists and influential people, but he failed and Rashida refused to organize the event. Emphasized on.
Let the headlines read, “McCarthy tries to erase Palestine but fails.” https://t.co/iyUX9AVY4p pic.twitter.com/iMxCAMTVWy
– Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) 11 May 2023
At the time, McCarthy confirmed the cancellation of the scheduled event at the Capitol building on his Twitter account, commenting, “Instead, I will host a bipartisan discussion to celebrate the 75th anniversary of relations between the United States and Israel.”
The event at the US Capitol has been cancelled.
Instead, I will host a bipartisan discussion to honor the 75th anniversary of US-Israel relations. https://t.co/s6YXltFOhu
– Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) 10 May 2023
Who is Rashida Tlaib?
Rashida Tlaib is an American of Palestinian origin. He was born in 1976 in the United States. She is the eldest among 13 sisters. His immigrant father worked in Ford car factories in Detroit, Michigan.
Rashida's father was born in the town of Beit Hanina, east of Jerusalem, and lived for a time in Nicaragua before coming to Michigan, while her mother comes from the village of “Beit Ur al-Fuqa” in the Ramallah Governorate in the West Bank. ,
Rashida obtained a university degree in political science in 1998, then a law degree in 2004. Through her work as a lawyer, she entered the field of political action, and has been active in social and environmental work in her state.
On November 7, 2018, it was officially announced that Rashida Tlaib was the first Muslim woman in the US House of Representatives for the state of Michigan, along with Elham Omar for the state of Minnesota. Rashida is also considered the first Palestinian-American woman. Congress.