Palestinian Activist Who Believes Israel ‘Does Not Have a Right to Exist’ Attends Private Event With Rep. Tlaib


Questions about newly-elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MN) ties to extreme anti-Israeli activists were renewed after Abbas Hamideh, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Al-Awda, “The Palestine Right of Return Movement,” posted a picture on his Twitter accounts saying he had attended a private event with the freshman congresswoman.

Looking through his social media postings, Hamideh compares Israel to a vision dictator Adolf Hitler wanted for Germany and says the country “does not have a right to exist” because it’s a “terrorist entity”:

He most recently tweeted how Jewish people should returned to Poland, where millions had died during the Holocaust.

Tlaib has spoken out against Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) Senate Bill S.1, an bill that allows state and local governments to not do business with U.S. companies that partake in the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” movement against Israel.

A tweet she sent that said the senators sponsoring the bill had forgotten “what country they represent” sparked more accusations of anti-Semitism:

“Sen. Rubio, it’s clear my earlier tweet was critical of U.S. Senators like yourself, who are seeking to strip Americans of their Constitutional right to free speech,” she followed up after Rubio said she used a “typical anti-Semitic line.”

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.