The anti-Semitism of some of the members of the Democratic squad of the House of Representatives was evident in the votes on resolutions to reaffirm Israel's "right to exist" and condemn the attacks of the Hamas terrorist group against the Israeli population.
Of the eight members that make up the radical squad, representative Rashida Tlaib voted "present" and refused - in this way - to recognize Israel's "right to exist." But he changed his previous argument and chose to condemn the terrorist group's attacks. On the other hand, Representative Cori Bush decided not to vote on any of the resolutions.
After the vote, Tlaib declared to Fox in a statement that "both Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in democracy, security, peace and human dignity" and referred to the approved resolutions:
This resolution that ignores the existence of the Palestinian people does not bring us closer to peaceful coexistence. It is important to recognize that Palestinians also have the right to coexist with Israelis in their historic homeland, with equal rights and freedom, rather than living under racial segregation or being subjugated as second-class citizens. This resolution falls short of that.
Israel has no right to carry out illegal occupation and apartheid, which will never lead to a just and lasting peace. Unfortunately, this resolution is a unilateral attempt to rewrite history, contributes to the continued erasure of Palestinians by not even. Acknowledging their existence and failing to recognize the historical and current Nakba in which countless Palestinians have been and are actively being killed, displaced and driven from their homes.
The Resolution "equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism"
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie, was the only House member to vote against H. Res. 888, citing language within the resolution. In his words: "It equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is deplorable, but expanding it to include criticism of Israel is not helpful."
I agree with the title “Reaffirming the State of Israel’s Right to Exist” and much of the language, but I’m voting No on the resolution because it equates anti-Zionism with antisemitism. Antisemitism is deplorable, but expanding it to include criticism of Israel is not helpful. pic.twitter.com/YWBDKDCGZB
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) November 29, 2023