US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib posted a picture of herself smiling standing next to a Palestinian flag in her office.
“Palestinians may be banned from flying their flag under an apartheid government, but we can still proudly do it at my office,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter. “I’m proud to be a Palestinian American and I want the Palestinian people to know that not all Americans support apartheid. No one can erase our existence.”
Many people called out Tlaib’s post in her comment section, calling her out on her choice of words.
“How many Arabs live in Israel? How many Jews live in Ramallah? Nablus? Jenin?” Former New York Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, Dov Hikind, commented. “You’re right, most Americans do not support Palestinian apartheid in the West Bank and Gaza where not a single Jew lives! Wave an Israeli flag in Jenin and you’ll see what real apartheid looks like!”
International Human Rights Lawyer and CEO at the International Legal Forum, Arsen Ostrovsky, also commented, “Your Jew-hatred, lies and incitement knows no bounds.”