Pro-Palestinian representative Rashida Tlaib has accused Biden of genocide and demanded a ceasefire as she threatened electoral consequences in 2024.
Tlaib posted a video to X (formerly Twitter) on Friday showing pro-Palestinian marches across the country and harrowing images from the Middle East conflict as she commented.
Biden’s statement that the US stands with Israel and opposes a ceasefire is merged with the harrowing footage as she tells him that “the majority of the American people don’t agree with you this time.”
The scenes also showed protesters chanting from Ohio: “No peace on stolen land!” Illinois, ‘Free! Free! Palestine!’ and Michigan “From the River to the Sea.”
The video ended with Tlaib saying, “We will remember in 2024,” before the words “Joe Biden supported the geocide of the Palestinian people” appeared on the screen.
The ‘Squad’ member faced a slew of backlash over the post, with people accusing her of anti-Semitism and disputing her claims.
Tlaib is a member of the ‘Squad’, an informal group of eight Democratic members of the US House of Representatives known for being among the most progressive and left-wing members of the US Congress.
Pro-Palestinian Rep. Rashida Tlaib accused Biden of genocide and demanded a ceasefire as she threatened electoral consequences in 2024
It was followed by a demand for him to immediately support a ceasefire “or don’t count on us in 2024.”
The Biden administration has strongly supported Israel in its conflict against Hamas, including pledging billions in aid.
In recent days, the government has called for a “humanitarian pause” in the war to help Gaza’s citizens.
Tlaib, who is of Palestinian descent, was one of the loudest voices in Congress in favor of a complete ceasefire in the Middle East conflict and has spoken out publicly about the conflict for several years.
More than a dozen House Democrats, including Tlaib, signed a resolution last month supporting a ceasefire.
The war began in October when Hamas terrorists launched a brutal and bloody attack on Israel, killing thousands of Israeli civilians.
In response, Israel has carried out airstrikes and a recent ground offensive that killed more than 9,200 Palestinian people, including more than 3,800 children, according to the Hamas-led Health Ministry in Gaza.
Thousands have demonstrated across the country and around the world in support of Palestine, as many remain divided over the conflict ravaging the Middle East.
The scenes also showed protesters chanting from Ohio: “No peace on stolen land!” Illinois, ‘Free! Free! Palestine!’ and Michigan ‘From the River to the Sea’
Brutal clashes between police and protesters have been recorded as emotions ran high
Humanitarian organizations have described the situation in Gaza as dire. Well over a million people have been displaced and food, water and medical supplies are starting to run out.
Israeli airstrikes leveled entire neighborhoods last week as all communications in the area were briefly cut off last week.
Gaza remains without fuel deliveries due to an Israeli blockade, which United Nations leaders have warned is likely to lead to an end to aid deliveries.
The blockade could also leave the area without power, including at critical hospitals in the region where some displaced families have taken refuge.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Israel on Friday to advocate for the Biden administration’s proposal for a temporary humanitarian pause in the conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated that such a break is not planned.
The Biden administration has renounced a complete ceasefire – which Tlaib has advocated.
The Michigan Democrat also faced the threat of censure by the House of Representatives this week over past comments seen as critical of the Israeli state.
The Biden administration has strongly supported Israel in its conflict against Hamas, including pledging billions in aid
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More than twenty Republicans joined all Democrats on Wednesday in killing that measure.
Recent polls show that Biden’s pro-Israel stance has seriously damaged the Democrats’ appeal among Muslims and Arab-Americans.
The community is considered an important demographic group in the swing state of Michigan.
This is especially true in Tlaib’s Detroit district, which has the highest density of Arab-Americans in the country.
Tlaib’s comments were not without controversy, with many finding her video and post anti-Semitic, as emotions boil over around the world as the war rages on.
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Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina wrote: “Insane. Rashida Tlaib is literally an extension of the Hamas propaganda machine.”
Digital strategist Greg Price said the inclusion of the “from the river to the sea” chant means that “Tlaib endorses the genocide of Israel while accusing Biden of supporting genocide.”
The war began in October when Hamas terrorists launched a brutal and bloody attack on Israel, killing thousands of Israeli civilians. In response, Israel sent air strikes (photo) and ground offensives
According to the Hamas-led Gaza Ministry of Health, more than 9,200 Palestinian people have been killed, including more than 3,800 children.
Steve Guest, former aide to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, wrote: “If you’re wondering how anti-Semitic Democrat Rashida Tlaib is, look no further.
“Not only did she make a video supporting the vile ‘from the river to the sea’ chant, she accused Joe Biden of supporting genocide.”
“She’s actually calling for the destruction of Israel and genocide for me and my family, as well as for all other Jews here. So yes, we will remember it in 2024,” explains Jewish columnist Nadav Eyal.
Meanwhile, Israel’s quick response
Following the backlash, Tlaib claimed: ‘From the River to the Sea is an ambitious call for freedom, human rights and peaceful coexistence, and not for death, destruction or hatred.
“My work and advocacy have always focused on justice and dignity for all people, regardless of faith or ethnicity.”