Sunday, May 09, 2021

Liar @RashidaTlaib accuses Israel's government of burning Palestinian lands to make way for settlements

Rashida Tlaib has decided that she can be most effective if she acts like an anti-Israel organization.

Here's her logo:

That logo isn't in her Congressional webpage - it is at a "progressive action" website. 

She started a petition for US citizens to sign a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about Sheikh Jarrah/Shimon HaTzaddik - a strange thing for a member of Congress to do, unless the goal of the petition is really to spread lies.

Which it is.

The petition is filled with lies and half-truths, as can be expected.

And one of them is so absurd that it is clear that she knows she is lying. 

This forced displacement is part of a broader, ongoing project by the Israeli military and government: forcing Palestinians out of their homes and burning their lands, all to make way for more Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, which are illegal under international law.
This is the first time I have ever seen anyone accuse the Israeli government (as opposed to "settlers")  of burning Palestinian lands. The idea that they need to burn lands to make way for settlements is complete fantasy out of her fevered imagination.

This is the sort of lie we would expect from a Palestinian blog, not a member of Congress.

But this is even worse. Even the most extreme anti-Israel NGO tries to be careful to avoid direct lies, for example by deceptively using footnotes. But Rashida proudly makes stuff up even when they don't make any sense. Why would the IDF need to burn lands when it can simply confiscate them at will, according to people like Rashida? 

If anyone needs further proof that Rashida Tlaib is a liar hell-bent on spreading the most outrageous slanders about Israel, this is as definitive as possible.