Rep. Rashida Tlaib appears to have been emboldened following her escape from being censured in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
As RedState reported, the Michigan congresswoman released a video hitting Joe Biden, claiming that the “majority” of Americans do not support Israel’s fight against Hamas. Her “evidence” appears to be various marches that have occurred around the country. No actual poll supports her claim.
Tlaib then went further, proclaiming that the chant “from the river to the sea” is not only not antisemitic, but that it’s simply a call for “freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence.”
To put it simply, she’s not telling the truth. “From the river to the sea” has long been a rallying cry for those who seek the destruction of Israel, including Hamas, the current terrorist government of Gaza. While some may say it without explicitly meaning the genocide of the Jews, they do so out of ignorance, not because the phrase is not antisemitic.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema picked up on that and put out a clear rebuke of Tlaib.
There are two primary reasons why Sinema is correct. One, there’s the aforementioned historic use of the phrase, long chanted by genocidal mobs who just want to kill Jews. Just as important, though, are the implications of the phrase if it were to actually come to fruition.
Let’s assume that Tlaib is telling the truth (I don’t believe she is) when she says that she’s just advocating for a one-state solution. What would that actually mean? In practice, it would mean the elimination of Israel and an Islamist takeover of the area. What would that lead to? It would lead to the genocide of the Jews.
How do we know that? Because Jews are essentially non-existent in the Arab world. Why? Because they’ve either been murdered or expelled over the centuries. Every bit of evidence we have says that Jews would never be safe in a state ruled by groups like Hamas or the Palestinian Authority, and that’s exactly what Tlaib is calling for when she chants “from the river to the sea.” She wants one state because she believes that her people will rule it.
Given that Hamas just recently pledged to keep killing Jews until they are exterminated, it’s not even a question of what the end result of a “one-state” solution would be. I refuse to believe that Tlaib is too dumb to know that. Rather, I think she actually just means what we all think she means.