Saturday, December 07, 2019

For the Record: Rashida Tlaib on H. RES. 326

Rashida Tlaib's remarks on H. RES. 326*

Ms. TLAIB. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a proud granddaughter of a strong, loving Palestinian woman, my sity. For me to stand up for her human dignity, I must oppose H. Res. 326.

This resolution not only endorses an unrealistic, unattainable solution, one that Israel has made impossible, but also one that legitimizes inequality, ethnic discrimination and inhuman conditions. Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Likud party have actively fought against a two-state solution and took steps to ensure its demise. They increased their illegal taking of Palestinian homes, imprisoned more Palestinian children than ever before, and are building walls right now to annex the West Bank and other Palestinian villages.

Moreover, Israel’s nation-state law, which states that only Jews have the right to self-determination, has eliminated the political rights of the Palestinian people and effectively made them second-class citizens. Separate but equal didn’t work in our country, and I can’t see that it is possible in other countries. Given our Nation’s history of segregation, we should recognize when such injustices are occurring. We cannot be honest brokers for peace if we refuse to use the words: illegal occupation by Israel.

Our country and the United States Congress must condemn these undemocratic actions. We must take bolder actions to ensure that human rights are upheld in Israel and that Palestinians and Black Israelis are treated with equality every human being deserves.

To honor my Sity Mufteih who lives in the occupied West Bank, Palestine, I am unable to support this resolution today. She deserves better. 

Video is here.

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* Full text

Whereas the special relationship between the United States and Israel is rooted in shared national security interests and shared values of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law; 
Whereas the United States has worked for decades to strengthen Israel’s security through assistance and cooperation on defense and intelligence matters in order to enhance the safety of United States and Israeli citizens; including by finalizing in 2016 under the Obama Administration, a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to annual military assistance and cooperative missile defense programs, which is in the national interests of both countries; 
Whereas the United States remains unwavering in its commitment to help Israel address the myriad challenges it faces, including terrorism, regional instability, horrifying violence in neighboring states, and hostile regimes that call for its destruction; 
Whereas the United States, under Presidents of both parties, has provided bilateral and multilateral foreign assistance to promote the security, stability, and the humanitarian well-being of Palestinians; Whereas the United States has long sought a just, stable, and lasting solution to the IsraeliPalestinian conflict that recognizes the Palestinian right to self-determination and offers Israel long-term security and full normalization with its neighbors; 
Whereas for more than 20 years, Presidents of the United States from both political parties and Israeli Prime Ministers have supported reaching a two-state solution that establishes a Palestinian state coexisting side by side with Israel in peace and security; 
Whereas for more than 20 years, Presidents of the United States from both political parties  have opposed settlement expansion, moves toward unilateral annexation of territory, and efforts to achieve Palestinian statehood status outside the framework of negotiations with Israel; 
Whereas United States administrations from both political parties have put forward proposals to provide a framework for negotiations toward a two-state solution, including the parameters put forward by President Bill Clinton in December 2000, the Road Map proposed by President George W. Bush in April 2003, and the principles set forth by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in December 2016; 
Whereas ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is vital to the interests of both parties and the leadership of both parties must negotiate in good faith in order to achieve peace; 
and Whereas delays to a political solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians pose a threat to the ability to maintain a Jewish and democratic state of Israel and the establishment of a viable, democratic Palestinian state: 

Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that— 

(1) only the outcome of a two-state solution that enhances stability and security for Israel, Palestinians, and their neighbors can both ensure the state of Israel’s survival as a Jewish and democratic state and fulfill the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for a state of their own; (2) while the United States remains indispensable to any viable effort to achieve that goal, only the Israelis and the Palestinians can make the difficult choices necessary to end their conflict; 
(3) it is in the enduring United States’ national interest to continue to stand by its ironclad commitments under the 2016 United StatesIsrael Memorandum of Understanding, which seeks to help Israel defend itself against a wide range of threats; 
(4) the United States, with the support of regional and international partners, can play a constructive role toward ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by putting forward a proposal for achieving a two-state solution that is consistent with previous United States proposals to resolve the conflict’s final status issues in ways that recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination and enhance Israel’s long-term security and normalization with its neighbors; 
(5) it is in the United States’ interest to continue promoting the security, stability, and humanitarian well-being of Palestanians and their neighbors by resuming the provision of foreign assistance pursuant to United States law; and 
(6) a United States proposal to achieve a just, stable, and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should expressly endorse a twostate solution as its objective and discourage steps by either side that would put a peaceful end to the conflict further out of reach, including unilateral annexation of territory or efforts to achieve Palestinian statehood status outside the framework of negotiations with Israel.


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7 comments:

Nevet said...

Clever rhetorical device, referring to the hypothetical two-state solution as a “separate but equal” segregation scenario. Rep. Tlaib rejects the Jewish right for self-determination, as enshrined in the nation-state law--implicitly arguing that a single (unsegregated) state for Jews and Arabs is the only way to ensure “dignity” and “equality.” Note also how she throws "Black Israelis" [sic] as deserving of the aforementioned equality that “every human being deserves”....

Mr. Cohen said...

Jeremy Rosen [an Orthodox Rabbi] said:

“We were fooling ourselves if we thought that
anti-Semitism had disappeared.

And if the left wing of the Democratic Party
achieves dominance, you can be sure it will increase.”

SOURCE:
The One Easy Answer: Blame the Jews
by Jeremy Rosen, 2018/11/27
www.algemeiner.com/2018/11/27/the-one-easy-answer-blame-the-jews/

===================================

Samuel Fistel said this on 2019/10/30:

"They [Democrats and Leftists] believe that Judaism and Christianity are the opiate of the masses, but they love Islam as the only legitimate religion, since, as the religion of the non-whites, it forms a counterbalance to Judaism and Christianity."

SOURCE: Comments section of: Ex-UN Envoy Nikki Haley Blasts Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders for Plan to Condition US Military Aid to Israel on Humanitarian Relief for Hamas-Ruled Gaza by Benjamin Kerstein, found in: The Algemeiner, 2019/10/29:
www.algemeiner.com/2019/10/29/ex-un-envoy-nikki-haley-blasts-democratic-presidential-candidate-bernie-sanders-for-plan-to-condition-us-military-aid-to-israel-on-humanitarian-relief-for-hamas-ruled-gaza/

Mr. Cohen said...

Reform Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of the
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in Manhattan said:


“The Democratic Party is increasingly tolerant
of voices that are opposed to Israel’s existence...”

SOURCE: Prominent US Reform Rabbi Warns
of Growing Anti-Israel Sentiments in Democratic Party

by the Algemeiner Staff, 2019/10/30
www.algemeiner.com/2019/10/30/prominent-us-reform-jewish-rabbi-warns-of-growing-anti-israel-sentiments-in-democratic-party/

===================================

from Mosaic Magazine (2019/10/30):

...the extreme progressive Democrats and their allies
who try to delegitimize and demonize Israel have
managed [to make commonplace] a set of mantras...
about the Israel-Palestinian conflict without
questioning their veracity. For instance:

“Israel is or is bound to become an apartheid state
or lose its Jewish identity”;
“Israel is a colonialist and racist state that illegally
occupies Palestinian territory and builds illegal settlements”;
“Israel occupies Gaza”; [and other] nonsensical claims.

SOURCE: When It Comes to Israel, Moderate
Democrats Are Now Under the Sway of Progressives
,
https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/israel-zionism/2019/10/when-it-comes-to-israel-moderate-democrats-are-now-under-the-sway-of-progressives/

Mr. Cohen said...

Daniel Greenfield said:

“The Democrats have made it clear that
if they win the presidential election, they
will restore the flow of cash to the terrorists.”

SOURCE: Loyal and Disloyal Jews
by Daniel Greenfield, 2019 September 1
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2019/09/loyal-and-disloyal-jews.html

===================================
Shmuley Boteach said:

“Even the American Jewish community is feeling more and more isolated as anti-Semites now openly walk the halls of Congress and parties that have previously been stalwart foes of anti-Semitism, like the Democrats, cannot muster the moral courage to condemn Jew-hatred specifically and unequivocally.”

SOURCE:
Trump’s Love Affair with Israel and the Jewish People
by Shmuley Boteach, 2019 April 8
www.algemeiner.com/2019/04/08/trumps-love-affair-with-israel-and-the-jewish-people/

===================================

QUESTION:

“Will the Democrats choose a Jew-hating leader like Jeremy Corbyn?”

ANSWER:

The Democrats have ALREADY chosen leaders like Jeremy Corbyn:
Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Bernie Sanders
[self-hating Jew with no love of Israel], Hillary Clinton
[accused Israel of being an occupying force],
and ex-President Barack Hussein Obama [who for 8 years
did everything possible to weaken and humiliate Israel.

===================================

Mark Levin tells undiluted truths about the Democratic Party:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtsFGNWzzA

YMedad said...

Mr. Cohen, whoever you are.
Thanks for the info.
But please, keep on target/topic otherwise no one will read you.

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