Rashida Tlaib either doesn’t know much about history or prefers to rewrite it.
Even CNN’s John King called out the anti-Semitic lawmaker for wildly inaccurate remarks that Palestinians provided a “safe haven” for Europe’s Jews after the vast majority were killed in the Holocaust. (Washington Free Beacon)
King noted that Palestinian leaders had sided with Hitler during World War II.
In a podcast for Yahoo News released on Saturday, Tlaib said, “there’s always kind of a calming feeling,” when she thinks about how her Palestinian ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jews when the state of Israel was officially established in 1948.
Tlaib, “ignored the fact that Palestinian leaders at the time allied themselves with Hitler and that total war is how the Arab world reacted to the declaration of Israeli independence,” King said before introducing a panel discussion on the controversy.
“There is no justification for the twisted and disgusting comments made by Rashida Tlaib just days after the annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) said in a statement.
At the height of World War II, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem met with Nazi leaders. Had Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps defeated the British in Egypt, the Germans would have – with the help of Palestinian forces – liquidated the Jews of the Middle East.