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  • Tlaib Re-tweets Anti-semetic Message

    Apparently, republicans aren't the only ones who use dog-whistles.

    Source: https://jewishjournal.com/news/325415/rashida-tlaib-retweets-from-the-river-to-the-sea-tweet/


    Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) retweeted a “from the river to the sea” tweet on November 29.

    The tweet that Tlaib retweeted read, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” with an “International Day of Solidarity” picture.

    Tlaib later undid the retweet and instead tweeted, “Thinking of my sity Muftieh and family in Palestine today. From Detroit to Gaza, we will always fight against oppression and inequality.”

    Tlaib has come under fire over the initial retweet.

    “Rashida Tlaib RT’s out the same message that got Marc Lamont Hill canned from CNN,” the Stop Antisemitism.org watchdog tweeted. “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.”

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  • #2
    Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
    Apparently, republicans aren't the only ones who use dog-whistles.

    Source: https://jewishjournal.com/news/325415/rashida-tlaib-retweets-from-the-river-to-the-sea-tweet/


    Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) retweeted a “from the river to the sea” tweet on November 29.

    The tweet that Tlaib retweeted read, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” with an “International Day of Solidarity” picture.

    Tlaib later undid the retweet and instead tweeted, “Thinking of my sity Muftieh and family in Palestine today. From Detroit to Gaza, we will always fight against oppression and inequality.”

    Tlaib has come under fire over the initial retweet.

    “Rashida Tlaib RT’s out the same message that got Marc Lamont Hill canned from CNN,” the Stop Antisemitism.org watchdog tweeted. “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.”

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    That isn't much of a dog whistle. It is a clear statement of intent -- the utter elimination of Israel.

    Now watch as the Democrats once again circle the wagons around her and brook no criticism as Pelosi once again proclaims there is "no taint" of anti-Semitism within the Democrat Party like she did after another member of the notorious "squad," Ilhan Omar (D-MN), made one of her typical remarks.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
      Apparently, republicans aren't the only ones who use dog-whistles.

      Source: https://jewishjournal.com/news/325415/rashida-tlaib-retweets-from-the-river-to-the-sea-tweet/


      Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) retweeted a “from the river to the sea” tweet on November 29.

      The tweet that Tlaib retweeted read, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” with an “International Day of Solidarity” picture.

      Tlaib later undid the retweet and instead tweeted, “Thinking of my sity Muftieh and family in Palestine today. From Detroit to Gaza, we will always fight against oppression and inequality.”

      Tlaib has come under fire over the initial retweet.

      “Rashida Tlaib RT’s out the same message that got Marc Lamont Hill canned from CNN,” the Stop Antisemitism.org watchdog tweeted. “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.”

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      Honestly nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to "The Squad". There are no depths they will not venture to.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        That isn't much of a dog whistle. It is a clear statement of intent -- the utter elimination of Israel.

        Now watch as the Democrats once again circle the wagons around her and brook no criticism as Pelosi once again proclaims there is "no taint" of anti-Semitism within the Democrat Party like she did after another member of the notorious "squad," Ilhan Omar (D-MN), made one of her typical remarks.
        There has been very little coverage here on the remark. Imagine if a Republican or Trump supporter had said it. You could bet that wouldn't be the case.

        One of the very few pieces to mention it focused on the defense of her comments by A CNN contributor in some tweets.

        Source: CNN pundit defends Tlaib's retweet of anti-Israel slogan 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free'


        CNN contributor Peter Beinart offered a staunch defense of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., after she was accused of sharing anti-Israel rhetoric on Twitter.

        On Sunday, Tlaib commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in part by retweeting an illustration posted by Palestinian-American activist Rasha Mubarak.

        "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," Mubarak captioned the tweet.

        That pro-Palestinian saying has long been interpreted and criticized as a call for the elimination of the Jewish state.

        On Monday, the pro-Israel group Democratic Majority for Israel shared a screenshot of Tlaib's retweet and condemned the congresswoman.

        "@RashidaTlaib is not just opposed to Israeli control of the West Bank — this slogan means she sees the entire State of Israel as illegitimate and wants it eliminated. That’s an immoral and reprehensible position," the Democratic group tweeted.



        Beinart, who is also an opinion writer for The New York Times and editor-at-large of Jewish Currents, appeared to vouch for the Michigan Democrat.

        "@RashidaTlaib supports 1 state where Jews + Palestinians live equally, under the same law. Why is that less moral that the current 1 state: Where millions of Palestinians lack citizenship, due process, free movement + the right to vote for the govt that controls their lives?" Beinart asked on Tuesday.

        He later added, "I get why many Jews find slogan 'Palestine from River to Sea' frightening. Some have used it to disregard Jewish rights (1st Hamas charter, for instance). But @RashidaTlaib has been clear that Jews + Palestinians deserve equality. Suggesting otherwise is a smear."

        Beinart is set to appear alongside Tlaib in a panel discussion called "Dismantling Anti-Semitism, Winning Justice," which is scheduled on Dec. 15.

        Last month, Tlaib was accused of anti-Semitism for immediately invoking Israeli policy after it was reported that President-elect Biden was selecting Antony Blinken, who is Jewish, as his secretary of state.

        In 2019, Tlaib raised eyebrows after describing the "calm feeling" she experienced when thinking about the Holocaust. However, the congresswoman said her critics were policing and "twisting" her words.



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        Claiming that "From the river to the Sea, Palestine will be free" simply means that Jews and Palestinians should be equal is like a couple of racists offering to take a black person to a "necktie party" is nothing more than an invitation to a formal affair rather than a reference to a lynching. Her history belies any other intent to the meaning. And inviting her to a panel discussion on anti-Semitism is no different than asking David Duke to speak at a conference on improving race relations.

        But, as expected the wagons have again started to circle.

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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        • #5
          Apparently blatant hate is ok for lefties. They are so silent.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post

            There has been very little coverage here on the remark. Imagine if a Republican or Trump supporter had said it. You could bet that wouldn't be the case.

            One of the very few pieces to mention it focused on the defense of her comments by A CNN contributor in some tweets.

            Source: CNN pundit defends Tlaib's retweet of anti-Israel slogan 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free'


            CNN contributor Peter Beinart offered a staunch defense of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., after she was accused of sharing anti-Israel rhetoric on Twitter.

            On Sunday, Tlaib commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in part by retweeting an illustration posted by Palestinian-American activist Rasha Mubarak.

            "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," Mubarak captioned the tweet.

            That pro-Palestinian saying has long been interpreted and criticized as a call for the elimination of the Jewish state.

            On Monday, the pro-Israel group Democratic Majority for Israel shared a screenshot of Tlaib's retweet and condemned the congresswoman.

            "@RashidaTlaib is not just opposed to Israeli control of the West Bank — this slogan means she sees the entire State of Israel as illegitimate and wants it eliminated. That’s an immoral and reprehensible position," the Democratic group tweeted.



            Beinart, who is also an opinion writer for The New York Times and editor-at-large of Jewish Currents, appeared to vouch for the Michigan Democrat.

            "@RashidaTlaib supports 1 state where Jews + Palestinians live equally, under the same law. Why is that less moral that the current 1 state: Where millions of Palestinians lack citizenship, due process, free movement + the right to vote for the govt that controls their lives?" Beinart asked on Tuesday.

            He later added, "I get why many Jews find slogan 'Palestine from River to Sea' frightening. Some have used it to disregard Jewish rights (1st Hamas charter, for instance). But @RashidaTlaib has been clear that Jews + Palestinians deserve equality. Suggesting otherwise is a smear."

            Beinart is set to appear alongside Tlaib in a panel discussion called "Dismantling Anti-Semitism, Winning Justice," which is scheduled on Dec. 15.

            Last month, Tlaib was accused of anti-Semitism for immediately invoking Israeli policy after it was reported that President-elect Biden was selecting Antony Blinken, who is Jewish, as his secretary of state.

            In 2019, Tlaib raised eyebrows after describing the "calm feeling" she experienced when thinking about the Holocaust. However, the congresswoman said her critics were policing and "twisting" her words.



            Source

            © Copyright Original Source



            Claiming that "From the river to the Sea, Palestine will be free" simply means that Jews and Palestinians should be equal is like a couple of racists offering to take a black person to a "necktie party" is nothing more than an invitation to a formal affair rather than a reference to a lynching. Her history belies any other intent to the meaning. And inviting her to a panel discussion on anti-Semitism is no different than asking David Duke to speak at a conference on improving race relations.

            But, as expected the wagons have again started to circle.
            Well, to use the other excuse I've seen when it's possible something was used innocently (such as the hubub around Trump having a rally in tulsa on "juneteenth")

            She should have known that the message carried that implication.

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            • #7
              Wow you guys are desperate and sad.

              She retweeted a nice sounding rhyming line about freedom. Then when she learned it had some other meanings to some people, she deleted it because she hadn't meant it that way. Big whoop.

              As someone who is partly of Jewish decent myself, I 100% agree with her sentiment in wanting Israel to be free, for all peoples. The ongoing oppression of Arabs in the region by the government of Israel is a matter of shame for Jews around the world.

              CD got the word Semitic wrong in the thread title. Clearly he's so concerned about the Semites and this issue is so important to him... that he didn't even bother to learn how to spell their name.

              Rogue falsely pretended that retweeting a nice rhyme about freedom was basically identical to openly calling for genocide. Maybe turn down the crazy knob just a little?

              Gondwanaland expressed the usual absurdly over the top right-wing propagandized hatred of The Squad. The squad are what people in my country would call normal people, unlike the rest of the corrupt shills in US politics, they are actually just normal people with policies representative of the thoughts of normal people rather than being paid representatives of the elite and giant companies. If you put them in our parliament, no one would notice them, as they would fit right in. But in the US parliament, they stand out like a sore thumb for their principles and lack of corruption and for pushing of policies that would help the people rather than the elite billionaires and multinationals. And the result is that the corrupt billionaires loathe them with a passion and so the right wing propaganda media that they fund goes after them absurdly much. AOC complains about how often her day starts with a briefing from the FBI about who the latest people are investigating for threatening to kill her are.

              It's also particularly hilarious when the right-wing who literally sides with openly anti Semitic neo-Nazis, accuses left-wingers of being the anti Semitic ones. There's a reason why the vast majority of Jews in the US vote Democratic not Republican.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Starlight
                As someone who is partly of Jewish decent myself, I 100% agree with her sentiment in wanting Israel to be free, for all peoples. The ongoing oppression of Arabs in the region by the government of Israel is a matter of shame for Jews around the world.

                CD got the word Semitic wrong in the thread title. Clearly he's so concerned about the Semites and this issue is so important to him... that he didn't even bother to learn how to spell their name.
                People who live in glass houses and all...........


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                  Wow you guys are desperate and sad.

                  She retweeted a nice sounding rhyming line about freedom. Then when she learned it had some other meanings to some people, she deleted it because she hadn't meant it that way. Big whoop.

                  As someone who is partly of Jewish decent myself, I 100% agree with her sentiment in wanting Israel to be free, for all peoples. The ongoing oppression of Arabs in the region by the government of Israel is a matter of shame for Jews around the world.

                  CD got the word Semitic wrong in the thread title. Clearly he's so concerned about the Semites and this issue is so important to him... that he didn't even bother to learn how to spell their name.

                  Rogue falsely pretended that retweeting a nice rhyme about freedom was basically identical to openly calling for genocide. Maybe turn down the crazy knob just a little?

                  Gondwanaland expressed the usual absurdly over the top right-wing propagandized hatred of The Squad. The squad are what people in my country would call normal people, unlike the rest of the corrupt shills in US politics, they are actually just normal people with policies representative of the thoughts of normal people rather than being paid representatives of the elite and giant companies. If you put them in our parliament, no one would notice them, as they would fit right in. But in the US parliament, they stand out like a sore thumb for their principles and lack of corruption and for pushing of policies that would help the people rather than the elite billionaires and multinationals. And the result is that the corrupt billionaires loathe them with a passion and so the right wing propaganda media that they fund goes after them absurdly much. AOC complains about how often her day starts with a briefing from the FBI about who the latest people are investigating for threatening to kill her are.

                  It's also particularly hilarious when the right-wing who literally sides with openly anti Semitic neo-Nazis, accuses left-wingers of being the anti Semitic ones. There's a reason why the vast majority of Jews in the US vote Democratic not Republican.
                  Look how quickly he defends.

                  She should have known better. She should have been aware that the phrase had the meaning it did. But, it's another in a long line of "faux pas" that in isolation are potentially innocent, but when taken as a pattern show a disturbing trend.

                  But I notice how quickly you pivoted to "whataboutism."

                  BTW. She WAS aware. When Marc Lamont was fired for using THIS EXACT PHRASE from cnn. Who tweeted out support for him? That's right....Tlaib, the person you said just "found out" about the meaning to "some people".

                  (Also, I must have struck a nerve since you went to "hahaha, op can't spell" as an attack.
                  Last edited by CivilDiscourse; 12-03-2020, 04:31 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Maranatha View Post
                    Apparently blatant hate is ok for lefties. They are so silent.
                    Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
                    Look how quickly he defends.
                    Maybe you two should discuss and see if you can agree on which one of these silly claims to make? Making both at once makes you look even more ridiculous than you already do.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Starlight View Post
                      Wow you guys are desperate and sad.

                      She retweeted a nice sounding rhyming line about freedom. Then when she learned it had some other meanings to some people, she deleted it because she hadn't meant it that way. Big whoop.
                      Riiiight. Just like when some racists tell a black person that they're taking them to a necktie party all they meant was extending an invitation to a formal dinner or other social event.

                      Do you even believe what you said? Are you really that stupid?

                      Hamas and others[1] have been using that as a rallying cry for wiping Israel from the map and driving the Jews into the sea for several decades and for anyone to feign ignorance wouldn't pass a smell test given from a mile away. Especially Tlaib, who has a history of giving her full-throated support to anti-Semitism. Her use of that wasn't out of ignorance any more than if a hooded member of the KKK were to say we need to "turn back the clock." While that phrase actually does mean different things to different people, everyone sure as shooting knows exactly what he meant when he said it.





                      1. It was the PLO, back in 1964, that first used the term and made it clear it meant to drive the Jews into the sea. A slight variation of it was the line used by the founder of the Black September terrorist group, responsible for the Munich Massacre, where eleven Israeli Olympic athletes who they castrated and then murdered.
                      Last edited by rogue06; 12-03-2020, 07:16 PM.

                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        Riiiight. Just like when some racists tell a black person that they're taking them to a necktie party all they meant was extending an invitation to a formal dinner or other social event.

                        Do you even believe what you said? Are you really that stupid?

                        Hamas and others[1] have been using that as a rallying cry for wiping Israel from the map and driving the Jews into the sea for several decades and for anyone to feign ignorance wouldn't pass a smell test given from a mile away. Especially Tlaib, who has a history of giving her full-throated support to anti-Semitism. Her use of that wasn't out of ignorance any more than if a hooded member of the KKK were to say we need to "turn back the clock." While that phrase means different things to different people everyone sure as shooting knows exactly what he meant when he said it.





                        1. It was the PLO, back in 1964, that first used the term and made it clear it meant to drive the Jews into the sea. A slight variation of it was the line used by the founder of the Black September terrorist group, responsible for the Munich Massacre, where eleven Israeli Olympic athletes who they castrated and then murdered.
                        Don't forget, she defended a CNN pundit who was fired for using the exact same phrase. So the claim that she was "unaware" made ny starlight without support is stretching.

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