By Atara Beck, United with Israel—
US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) slammed the historic peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel announced Thursday at the White House.
“Huge breakthrough today,” US President Donald Trump tweeted. “Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!”
Israel and several Gulf states have been enjoying clandestine cooperation for a number of years, largely due to a common enemy – the Islamic Republic of Iran, which threatens the region.
“Now that the ice has been broken I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirate,.” Trump said in a statement.
“Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economics will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation and forging closer people-to-people relations,” he said.
Biden Praises Accord
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden also praised the UAE-Israel accord, calling it “a historic step to bridge the deep divides of the Middle East.”
The agreement is “a welcome, brave, and badly-needed act of statesmanship” and a “critical recognition that Israel is a vibrant, integral part of the Middle East that is here to stay,” he added. “I am gratified by today’s announcement.”
As could be expected, however, Tlaib, who supports the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement and continues to spread lies about the Jewish State, is unhappy with the progress.
This should come as no surprise. Tlaib, together with Rep. Ilhan Omar, earned spot number five in the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list of the “Top Ten Worst Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Incidents” in 2019 for their “slander of Israel and Jews.”
“We won’t be fooled by another Trump/Netanyahu deal. We won’t celebrate Netanyahu for not stealing land he already controls in exchange for a sweetheart business deal,” Tlaib tweeted Thursday evening, adding a comment about Israel’s alleged “ongoing, devastating apartheid.” Continue Reading…