CNN staffer Peter Beinart gave loyal defense to MP Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., After being accused of sharing anti-Israel rhetoric on Twitter.
On Sunday, Tlaib partially commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by retweeting an illustration published by Palestinian-American activist Resha Mubarak.
“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” Mubarak signed the tweet.
This Palestinian-friendly saying has long been interpreted and criticized as a call for the abolition of the Jewish state.
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On Monday, the Democratic Majority for Israel Group near Israel shared a screenshot of Tlaib’s retweet and condemned the congresswoman.
“@RashidaTlaib is not only opposed to Israeli control of the West Bank – this slogan means that the whole state of Israel is considered illegal and wants to be abolished. This is an immoral and reprehensible position,” the Democratic group tweeted.
Beinart, a commentator for The New York Times and editor-in-chief of Jewish Currents, appeared alongside the Michigan Democrat.
“@RashidaTlaib 1 supports a state where Jews and Palestinians live equally, under the same law. Why is it less moral than the current 1 state: where millions of Palestinians lack citizenship, due process, free movement + access to government the right to vote, do you control their lives? ”Beinart asked Tuesday.
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He later added, “I understand why many Jews find the slogan ‘Palestine from river to sea’ scary. Some used it to ignore Jewish rights (such as Hamas Charter 1). But @RashidaTlaib was clear that Jews and Palestinians they deserve equality to suggest an anointing otherwise. “
He will appear alongside Beinart Tlaib in a panel discussion entitled “Dismantling Anti-Semitism, Gaining Justice” scheduled for December 15.
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Last month, Tlaib was accused of anti-Semitism for immediately referring to Israeli policy after it was reported that elected President Biden was electing Jewish Antony Blinken as his secretary of state.
In 2019, Tlaib raised an eyebrow after describing the “calm feeling” he thought of the Holocaust. However, the congresswoman said her critics were carrying police officers and “twisting” her words.
Fox News Sam Dorman contributed to the report.