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There is Nothing Progressive About Rep. Tlaib’s Anti-Israel ‘Nakb’ Resolution

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Efforts to undermine Israel took a new, and troubling, turn as Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and six anti-Israel colleagues – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Betty McCollum, Marie Newman, Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush – introduced a resolution to have the United States Congress formally recognize “the Nakba” and to support a Palestinian “right of return” to sovereign Israel. The resolution not only misstates and misleads, but also demonstrates how backward-looking these self-proclaimed “progressives” are when it actually comes to achieving Middle East peace.

“The Nakba” has unfortunately become another weapon in the decades-long war against Israel.

Rather than helping further advance the recent agreements between Israel and Arab states that have served as significant steps on the path toward sustained peace and prosperity in the Middle East, Congresswoman Tlaib and her “Blame Israel Caucus” remain myopically focused on undermining, demonizing and isolating Israel.

The Nakba traditionally refers to the events of 1947-49, about which much has been written and debated, that left some 700,000 Palestinians displaced from their homes, villages abandoned or destroyed during the war, and a society turned upside down. Meaning “the catastrophe,” it has become the emblem of anti-Zionism that seeks to undo the shocking loss of the Arabs to the Jews in 1948 that led to the survival of the state of Israel.

While efforts to address the history and plight of Palestinian........

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