Rep. Rashida Tlaib Opposes Bill Promoting Two-State Solution To The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Touting her Palestinian heritage, Freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) took to the House floor Friday to present her vehement opposition to HR-326, a House resolution promoting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

During her House address, Rep. Tlaib wasn’t shy about her feelings toward Israel. She accused the Jewish state of perpetuating “inequality, ethnic discrimination, and inhumane conditions.” Moreover, she argued that “Israel’s Nation-State law, which states that only Jews have the right to self-determination has eliminated the political rights of the Palestinian people and effectively made them second-class citizens.”

“I spoke today as the proud granddaughter of a strong, loving Palestinian woman in opposition to #HRes326. We must take bolder action to ensure human rights are upheld in Israel and that Palestinians and Black Israelis are treated with equality every human being deserves,” Rep. Tlaib wrote on Twitter Friday.

Earlier this year, the Israeli government rejected Rep. Tlaib’s request to visit the country because she actively promotes boycotts of the State of Israel. Her application request was incorrect stating she wanted to visit “Palestine.”

Read the full resolution here.