September 22, 2022 (Washington, DC) — Jeff Mendelsohn, Executive Director of Pro-Israel America, issued the following statement in response to Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s recent comments:
“Upping the ante even further, Congresswoman Tlaib continues her shameful crusade to erase the sole Jewish state in the world by making the outrageous claim that one cannot be progressive and support Israel at the same time. She’s absolutely wrong; supporting Israel’s right to exist IS the progressive position, and it always has been. We applaud the nearly universal condemnation from her congressional colleagues for her recent comments, including from pro-Israel progressives like Reps. Ritchie Torres and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Time and time again, Rep. Tlaib ignores reality in her effort to blame Israel and castigate Zionism for the plight of the Palestinians even as Israel must daily contend with terror attacks and incessant incitement to violence. Israel, a vibrant, multicultural democracy, has achieved peace with those neighbors ready to embrace Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. When the Palestinians decide to do so, then peace will be possible.”