THIS ABOUT FACE ON CONGRESSWOMAN TLAIB IS DESIGNED TO REMOVE HER FROM THE COVER AND PRESTIGE OF THE US CONGRESS, REDUCING HER TO THE INDIGNITIES THEY METE OUT TO PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AS A MATTER OF COURSE
As the world watches in horror, the Zionist Apartheid state of Israel banned two duly elected Muslim US Congresswomen of color. Even some brain-dead Republicans are speaking out.
The move was seen by many as Benjamin Netanyahu kowtowing to the racist-in-chief in the white house.
Benjamin Netanyahu was a racist before Donald Trump came along.
Netanyahu had long demonstrated his disdain and distaste for African people, and even our first African-American president, because he did not bow to his demands, or kiss his ass like most in the congress do.
Barring Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is nothing that anyone should be surprised at.
Benjamin Netanyahu is a racist and that’s the end of it, blaming Donald Trump, regardless of how repugnant he is, is shortsighted.
That is why the statement of Vermont Independent Senator, and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is so resonant.
Bernie Sanders To Israel: Ban Our Lawmakers? Then Don’t Take Our Money.
[Sen. Bernie Sanders (I‑Vt.) has suggested Israel should now decline the billions of dollars it receives in U.S. aid in the wake of its ban on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D‑Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D‑Mich.) from entering the country. “I wish I could tell you that I am shocked, I am not,” the Democratic presidential candidate said on Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In” about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to bar the lawmakers, which was encouraged and supported by U.S. President Donald Trump.
“And if Israel doesn’t want members of the United States Congress to visit their country, to get a first-hand look at what’s going on, and I have been there many, many times, but if he doesn’t want members to visit maybe he can respectfully decline the billions of dollars that we give to Israel.” (Senator Bernie Sanders)].
Since Israeli authorities decided to deny access to the two legislators, they have since backtracked and have granted conditional access to congresswoman Tlaib. She would be allowed to enter the state as a private citizen to visit her aging grandmother. The congresswoman who initially accepted the terms from some reports, have now refused their offer, insisting the conditions are designed to humiliate her.
This writer agrees with her assessment. What they want to do is to remove her from the cover and prestige of the US congress, thereby reducing her to an ordinary Palestinian.
By doing so, they intend to reduce her to the indignities they mete out to Palestinian daily, as per their policies.
Tlaib is of Palestinian ancestry but was born in the United States.
Under no circumstances would America allow any other country in the world, other than Israel) to block two sitting legislators from traveling to their country, without exacting strong penalties.
But this is nothing new, the United States supported the oppression of the people of South Africa under the ignoble assault of the apartheid régime of PW Botha and others before him.
It is also well established that Israel supplied resources to Botha, while the world outside the United States condemned the racist régime.
Ronnie Kasrils, a leading member of the African National Congress during the apartheid era and former government minister writing for the Guardian in April of this year wrote; [As a Jewish South African anti-apartheid activist, I look with horror on the far-right shift in Israel ahead of this month’s elections, and the impact in the Palestinian territories and worldwide. Israel’s repression of Palestinian citizens, African refugees, and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza has become more brutal over time. Ethnic cleansing, land seizure, home demolition, military occupation, the bombing of Gaza and international law violations led Archbishop Tutu to declare that the treatment of Palestinians reminded him of apartheid, only worse].
While these shocking atrocities are happening, the United States under both Republican and Democrat Administrations, have suppressed dissent and used its veto power in the United Nations to protect Israel from facing war crimes in the Hague.
By virtue of this special treatment, Israel continues to commit war crimes and thumbs its nose at international laws. The very institutions created by the United States after the second world war have been weakened as member states watch Israel do what it wants without consequence. Some member states have decided they will not subject themselves to the dictates of the UN, further eroding the rule of law across the globe.
The question now is how long will Israel be allowed to have one set of rules for itself, while the rest of the world has to live by another?