Victims or Perpetrators?
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has raised a furor over her comment that she receives “a kind of calming feeling when I think of the Holocaust.” She says, “I mean all of it was to create a kind of safe haven, post the Holocaust, post the persecution of Jews across the world at that time.” In her opinion it wasn’t the Jews who suffered, rather the Palestinians suffered, losing their lives, their land, and their dignity.
The fact is that the Jewish people under the British mandate suffered, including the hated British White Paper which limited Jewish immigration beginning in 1939 to 75,000 during the war, leaving millions of Jewish people to perish in the Nazi death camps. The Islamic Mufti, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, discussed with Hitler and his leaders “to persuade them to extend the Nazis anti-Jewish program to the Arab world.” So, the facts indicate that far from being victims, the Arabs, Rashida’s ancestors, were perpetrators of violence and destruction of the Jewish people.
Steven Brown in his blog, “From Rashida, With Love” writes, “She is laying the groundwork for her trip this summer to the West Bank in pursuit of obfuscating history, to ignoring context and create a made-for-US TV ‘town hall meeting’ in a West Bank where intifadas, stabbings, bombings, rocket attacks, kidnappings, and murders, will be whitewashed away.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has demanded that President Trump apologize to Congresswoman Tlaib for his statement, “She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.” However, there is no word of Representative Tlaib apologizing for her comments. She’s using her position to promote her political views, that Israel is an occupier and her Palestinian ancestors are victims. History shows that it is other way around.
(Source: The Times of Israel; Steven Brown; “From Rashida, With Love”)