Rep. Rashida Tlaib wears a Palestinian thobe as she is takes her oath on the opening day of the 116th Congress
Rep. Rashida Tlaib wears a Palestinian thobe as she is takes her oath on the opening day of the 116th Congress
Photo: AP
Rep. Rashida Tlaib wears a Palestinian thobe as she is takes her oath on the opening day of the 116th Congress

BDS supporter Tlaib among speakers at anti-Semitism panel

Anti-Zionist NGO 'Jewish Voice for Peace' hosts 'Dismantling Antisemitism, Winning Justice' event, attended also by Mark Lamont fired from CNN for calling for a Palestinian state 'from the river to the sea', Barbara Ransby and Peter Beinart

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Published: 12.16.20 , 18:40
Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a supporter of Israel boycott movements, was part of a recent panel on anti-Semitism hosted by a Jewish group, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Tuesday.
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  • The panel, dubbed “Dismantling Antisemitism, Winning Justice,” was organized by the Jewish Voice for Peace - a left-wing anti-Zionist NGO focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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    Rep. Rashida Tlaib wears a Palestinian thobe as she is takes her oath on the opening day of the 116th Congress
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib wears a Palestinian thobe as she is takes her oath on the opening day of the 116th Congress
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib wears a Palestinian thobe as she is takes her oath on the opening day of the 116th Congress
    (Photo: AP)
    At the event Tlaib said she loves Jews and rejects anti-Semitism, adding that advocating for Palestinian rights was not a display of anti-Semitism. She added those who harbor anti-Semitic sentiments fall on the right of the political spectrum.
    The panel was also attended by Marc Lamont Hill - a former political CNN commentator fired for calling for a Palestinian state "from the river to the see," a phrase viewed as a call to dismantle the Jewish state.
    Barbara Ransby, an academic with the University of Illinois at Chicago, who in the past accused Israel of ethnic cleansing, also attended the panel.
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    Peter Beinart
    Peter Beinart
    Peter Beinart
    (Photo: AP)
    Also taking part was Peter Beinart, a Jewish essayist who recently called for a binational Israeli-Palestinian state as a solution to the conflict.
    The event was condemned by multiple Jewish groups and commentators, including Bari Weiss - an ex-New York Times editor who left the newspaper after accusing it of a lack of objectivity, including an apparent anti-Semitic bias.
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