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Tlaib lies about desire to visit grandmother in West Bank

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaid (D-Michigan), banned by the Israeli government from making a political trip to visit Israel and the West Bank, then wrote a private letter to Israel interior minister Aryeh Deri, asking for permission to just go to the West Bank to visit her aged grandmother.

In a letter obtained by CNN, Deri revealed Tlaib had requested and was granted permission to enter the West Bank to visit her grandmother, who is 90 years old. “This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit,” the Michigan Democrat wrote to Deri. [emphasis mine]

As soon as the interior minister gave her this permission, Tlaib then announced publicly today that she would not accept this offer:

“Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,”

As the interior minister noted correctly today, “I agreed to this humanitarian request, but it turns out that it was just a provocation aimed at embarrassing Israel.”

Tlaib is a dishonest liar who hates Israel and all Jews. She allies herself with the worst Jew-hating Palestinians who want to wipe Israel out and kill all the Jews that live there. It thus no surprise that Israel banned her political visit. (And if you doubt the anti-Semitism of Tlaib and her partner Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), read this story: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel.)

Yet, that Israel still was willing to let her come, on the condition it was only to visit her grandmother, says a great deal about Israel itself.


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  • Cotour

    Tliab and the other memebers of the “Squad”, and many other Leftist oriented among the Congress and Senate belong nowhere near the levers of power of our government.

    But there they are.

    I believe we are nearing a critical mass for both ideologies and this next presidential election will set the course for our country for the next 30 years.

  • pzatchok

    They represent their constituents perfectly.

    They never lied about their ideology. They may not have set it out in front every time they made a election speech but they never denied or hid it.
    They are a perfect representative of their own people.

    If they were not they could be recalled or lose the next election. But they will win their next elections.

    How can we change their constituents?
    I say better immigration laws and rules.

  • Phill O

    For evil to thrive, good people need do nothing!

    Whoever said this was pretty accurate IMHO

  • wayne

    -Lies and Rudolf Hoess-

  • Phill O

    Wayne, this video shows quite clearly the mindset of the far left of which the “Rat Pack” or “Squad” is premiere.

  • Phill O: I haven’t seen this entire film, but in the clip, I find it to be a typical modern Hollywood film, in that it gives the Nazis the final word in every case, and works to equate America with those Nazis.

    Watch the 1961 film Judgment at Nurembeg instead. Even though it was written by Abby Mann, a very leftwing liberal, at no point does he allow the Nazis the last word. Instead, the script and film blasts them at every turn for the excuses and rationalizations they make.

  • Col Beausabre

    “….every word she writes is a lie, including “and” and “the.” – Mary MaCarthy

  • Ian C.

    Bob, it’s a docudrama and quite interesting. Of course, it’s designed to question the winning side as well, otherwise where would be the tension?

    Here it is, three hours:

  • Phill O

    Bob. I find I must agree with you on those very points.

    However, it does portray an unwavering belief in what the NAZI did was, in their minds, justified and acceptable. Also, the movie Conspiracy, which documents the Wannsee conference, shows this same mindset. I particularly like the way Kenneth Branagh portrayed the general chairing the conference: tho I despise what they were doing at the conference.

    The far left in the free world also seems to have this self righteousness. This leads to incredible actions which includes the NASI final solution.

    We need constant reminders of what the NAZI party was doing so we can take actions to circumvent this ever happening again, which, I doubt human kind can do.

    Hollywood always gets things wrong; they make stuff up also.

  • wayne

    Phill O–
    thank you–that’s sorta the theme I was going for on the spur of the moment.
    pzatchok/Col Beausabre/Cotour–
    good stuff!
    Ian C,-
    thank you for that link. As Mr. Z. notes, it’s definitely not the ‘best’ movie on Nuremburg, but the most recent I’ve seen, and I knew that clip existed already.
    Mr. Z.,
    -I know exactly what you mean and that the Goring ‘commentary’ was typical bash-America just thrown in. This was shown on TV at the time.
    (But, as Dinesh D. Souza so eloquently describes, “America” didn’t do Savery, Jim Crow, the KK, etc., it was the Democrat party, not to mention the progressive statists love-affair with totalitarian ‘scientific-planning and eugenics.’)
    (tangentially– the Robert H. Jackson website has all the actual Nuremburg trials on film with English subtitle’s.)

    Back to Tlaib–On behalf of Michigan, I’m sorry we subjected everyone else to this crazy, anti-Semitic, America-hater. Her District is gerrymandered around downtown Detroit. Conyers held the seat for like’ forever. Similar to AOC, in that it didn’t take a whole lot of votes for her to win that seat. (and everyone who actually cares anymore, doesn’t live in her district.)

  • pzatchok

    We need to take back education.
    We need a majority of teachers to be conservative.
    Any changes to the curriculum are easily turned to the favor of the teacher.
    We need to promote the intact family influence. Either by religion, education, entertainment and or simple social contact. Children are better off and become better people when they have two parents. They are even better off when the rest of the family is involved with them also. Cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents are all visiting each other and going to each others activities. The extended family has significant influence just by example.

  • Edward

    Phill O wrote: :the movie Conspiracy, which documents the Wannsee conference, shows this same mindset.

    I like the way the movie shows that the conference was not the discussion of what to do that most of the attendees expected but was an announcement of what was to be done. Some of the attendees were uneasy with the decision but were now trapped, like flies on flypaper, into accepting it. Since disagreement was not an option (just like today’s Democrat Party), the only alternative would have been to flee Germany. Did any? Did the guy whose wife was Jewish? My recollection is that all of them, by going along to get along, became complicit in one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century, if not of all time, and that conference was the moment that it happened.

    The behavior of Tlaib and Omar reminds me of the conference leader, Reinhard Heydrich, played by Kenneth Branagh. “This is the way of things, everyone. Disagree at your own peril.” The behavior of the rest of the Democrats reminds me of the rest of the Wannsee conference attendees. “Sir, yes sir!”

  • Phill O

    Edward, that seems an astute conclusion, in line with what I was thinking but better put in to words!

  • wayne

    Good stuff.


    “12 principles for a 21st century conservatism”
    Dr. Jordan Peterson
    Carleton Place, June 15, 2017
    [2 hour video is at:

    1. The fundamental assumptions of Western civilization are valid.
    2. Peaceful social being is preferable to isolation and to war. In consequence, it justly and rightly demands some sacrifice of individual impulse and idiosyncrasy.
    3. Hierarchies of competence are desirable and should be promoted.
    4. Borders are reasonable. Likewise, limits on immigration are reasonable. Furthermore, it should not be assumed that citizens of societies that have not evolved functional individual-rights predicated polities will hold values in keeping with such polities.
    5. People should be paid so that they are able and willing to perform socially useful and desirable duties.
    6. Citizens have the inalienable right to benefit from the result of their own honest labor.
    7. It is more noble to teach young people about responsibilities than about rights.
    8. It is better to do what everyone has always done, unless you have some extraordinarily valid reason to do otherwise.
    9. Radical change should be viewed with suspicion, particularly in a time of radical change.
    10. The government, local and distal, should leave people to their own devices as much as possible.
    11. Intact heterosexual two-parent families constitute the necessary bedrock for a stable polity.
    12. We should judge our political system in comparison to other actual political systems and not to hypothetical utopias.

    “Conservatism has all-too-often found itself unable to articulate a coherent positive doctrine. By this I mean specifically that the laudable conservative tendency to preserve the best of past has too-often manifested itself in a series of “thou shalt not” statements, instead of laying out a manifesto of fundamental values that might serve to unite people around a set of common ambitions. I am attempting to rectify this problem with this statement of principles, some of which I believe might have the additional virtue of being attractive to young people, looking for mature and forthright purpose and responsibility.
    I am not making the claim that the statement is perfect, comprehensive or final.”
    -Jordan Peterson-

  • wayne

    “Die Wannseekonferenz”
    Written by Paul Mommertz
    [German with English subtitles]

    “A real time recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference.”

  • It wasn’t what I thought her original intentions really were. Now I found out she lied, her intentions were to meet with Anitsemtic group to destroy Israel. With her words, she’s just as much a terrorist as those who wear suicide bombs around their bodies. People in her district need to vote her out office.

  • Phill O

    Thanks Wayne. I have seen this one also.

    If I were a movie director, I would be interested in what the audience was going to take from the finished work, which would be ,in part, which viewpoint gets the last say. I take something quite different from these two movies on the Wannsee conference than say Tlaib, or her followers who put her in office.

    I do not doubt that GJM is correct that her intentions were to build ties with the antisemitics in the West Bank. Has her district moved that far to vote her in again? The two movies on Wannsee show that there was general hatred for the Jew, and on this, the final solution was the next step. First the wealth of the Jew was taken, the his place in society, then his life. Given time and an unfettered far left, this can happen not just to the Jew, but all conservatives. First the opponent is dehumanized, and we see this is strong right now; seen from the viewpoint of one who identifies with a deplorable.

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