Historically illiteral Rep. Rashida Tlaib is being called out by Israeli and Palestinian historians over her claim that Arabs helped Jews created a safe haven in Israel after WWII.

Thread via the Washington Examiner’s Seth Mandel:


More from Haaretz:

Palestinian historian Dr. Adel Manna, a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, expressed bewilderment when asked about Tlaib’s “safe haven” reference.

“I don’t know what she meant,” Manna said.

He said that history shows that Jewish immigration before, during and after the Holocaust represented a “colonial settler project” that was clearly leading to Palestinian displacement. Throughout the 1930s and ’40s, Manna said, Palestinians actively resisted Jewish immigration — as they had in the period preceding the rise of Nazism.


Therefore, it was “not true” that Palestinians played any role in creating a “safe haven” for Jews, whose leaders were already planning “to occupy their country and transform it into a Jewish state,” Manna said. Zionist leaders of the time, he added, “needed people just as they needed the lands,” in order to make their “settler colonial society strong enough to gain independence and occupy the country.”




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