Rashida Tlaib Lies About Her Grandmother So She Can Blame Israel
[The Algemeiner] Tlaib understands the power of grievance rhetoric. Once she says, "my living grandmother [is] in the West Bank in the occupied territories," that changes the whole dynamic of the debate. In fact, it's a "two-fer": Her own grandmother is an "occupied," persecuted person, which gives Tlaib standing; plus, it's her "living grandmother," so she's a real live eyewitness, which presumably gives Tlaib's assertions even more validity.
Except that Congresswoman Tlaib is lying.
Grandma Tlaib is a resident of the Palestinian Arab village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa. The Israeli occupation of that village ended in 1995. It has been governed by the Palestinian Authority (PA), not Israel, for the past 24 years. For the congresswoman to claim that her grandmother is "occupied" by the Israelis ‐ and therefore a victim of persecution and an eyewitness to Israeli "human rights violations" ‐ is simply a lie.
Posted by: Frank G 2019-03-23