Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who has been accused many times of anti-Sematic remarks since earning her congressional seat, was recently photographed wearing an anti-Israel t-shirt.
Tlaib was photographed promoting controversial activist Linda Sarsour’s new book while wearing a T-shirt depicting Israel covered in Arabic letters that spell “Palestine.”
“Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s t-shirt doesn’t exactly scream ‘two-state solution,’” Alex VanNess, a fellow at the Endowment for Middle East Truth, tweeted Monday, along with a photo of the Michigan Democrat proudly holding up the book while sporting the shirt with Arabic writing and the colors of the Palestinian flag.
The Washington Examiner independently confirmed that the writing translates to the word “Palestine.”
Tlaib, one of the only Palestinian Americans elected to Congress, has been criticized several times for comments many consider to be anti-Semitic. The Anti-Defamation League admonished her in late January after she tweeted an inaccurate story claiming Israeli Jews murdered a Palestinian child.
“This is an example of how the blood libel works in 2020,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s CEO, said about the tweet. “@Rashida Tlaib retweets a vicious lie steeped in centuries-old accusations used to demonize Jews, then says nothing when it’s disproven. An apology is overdue.”
Tlaib addressed the mistake but never apologized.
Linda Sarsour, the author of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders, has been accused of peddling hatred aimed at Israel as well.
“Ask them this: How can you be against white supremacy in the United States of America and the idea of living in a supremacist state based on race and class, but then you support a state like Israel that is built on supremacy, that is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everybody else?” Sarsour said during a speech last year.
Following backlash, she later clarified the remarks and apologized for the “confusion.”
The annual Women’s March additionally cut ties with Sarsour last year due to concerns about her anti-Semitism.
Both Tlaib and Sarsour have announced they are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, and the congresswoman recently appeared at a campaign event for the Vermont senator in Michigan.