Israel’s UN ambassador blasts Rep. Rashida Tlaib over ‘ignorant’ comments

Written by on May 13, 2019

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, slammed Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over questionable comments she made about the Holocaust.

Danon joined President Trump in condemning Tlaib’s remarks, saying in a Monday tweet that they were anti-Semitic.

“Your words are both grossly #antiSemitic and ignorant. You should take some time to learn the history before trying to rewrite it,” Dannon tweeted.

Tlaib, whose parents were Palestinian immigrants, made the comments in an episode of Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast that was released Friday. During the interview discussing her thoughts on Israel, she brought up the Holocaust.

“There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” Tlaib said.

“And just all of it was in the name of trying 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. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away, and it was forced on them,” Tlaib added.

She has since defended her comments, saying that critics were “twisting” her words. Trump criticized the remarks in a Monday morning tweet.

“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust. She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?” Trump tweeted.

Source: Washington Examiner – Politics

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