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Michigan Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib wraps herself in PLO flag

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who won a seat in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections held Nov. 6, wrapped herself in a Palestinian flag at her victory party. Tlaib is one of the first two Muslim women ever to be elected to the Congress, along with Ilhan Omar from Minnesota.

Tlaib is known to support BDS, a one-state solution, and other anti-Israel beliefs. Asked during an interview with British Channel 4 News whether she would vote against military aid to Israel when she goes to Congress, Tlaib said “absolutely.”

The Zionist Organization of America immediately condemned Tlaib for wrapping herself in a Palestinian flag last week at her election victory party.

“We condemn Rashida Tlaib’s wrapping herself in the flag of a hostile, anti-American regime which has shamelessly claimed that it is entitled as of ‘right’ to U.S. aid, recently discontinued, and which has engaged in pro-terror, anti-anti-peace acts like honoring terrorists, naming schools and streets after them, paying salaries to jailed terrorists and stipends for the families of deceased terrorists in proportion to the amount of Jewish blood they have shed,” said ZOA National Director Mort Klein.

Klein also posed: “Is Cong.-Elect Rashida Tlaib’s loyalty to America or to a terrorist dictatorship which is an enemy of America!?”

“The ZOA also condemned Rep. Tlaib’s record of antisemitic extremism, which includes support for ‘one-state’; that is, the revocation of Israel’s rightful independence and sovereignty and supplanting it by a single state in which Arabs would predominate,” he added.

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