Rashida Tlaib's top campaign fundraiser, Amey Anand, has accused Israel of ethnically cleansing Palestinians. Anand made the accusation in a tweet, writing: “Israel is committing ethnic cleansing against Palestinians. We must stop funding this apartheid state.”
Israel has denied the accusation of ethnic cleansing, and many people have condemned Anand's tweet as anti-Semitic. The Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights organization, called Anand's tweet “vile and dangerous,” and said that it “perpetuates harmful stereotypes and undermines the fight against real anti-Semitism.”
Tlaib has defended Anand, saying that he has a right to his opinion. She has also accused Israel of apartheid, which is a system of racial segregation and discrimination.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a complex and long-standing one, and there are many different perspectives on the issue. It is important to be aware of the different viewpoints and to respect the right of others to have their own opinions.
Ethnic cleansing is the systematic forced removal of people from a particular area, and is often accompanied by violence and other human rights abuses.
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A progressive consultant who acts as the top fundraiser for Rep. Rashida Tlaib has consistently projected anti-Israel viewpoints on social media platforms and recently said she believes they intend to ethnically cleanse Palestinians, Fox News Digital has found.
The Michigan Democrat's committee has paid $42,000 to Unbought Power for “fundraising consulting” this year, with the most recent payment of $7,000 coming in August, her new filings show. Unbought Power is a Florida-based consulting and advocacy firm owned and managed by Rasha Mubarak, a Palestinian-American Muslim activist. Mubarak also acts as treasurer of Tlaib's leadership PAC, Rooted in Community Leadership, which has also paid her company over the past two years.
Like Tlaib, Mubarak has regularly made comments critical of Israel. Weeks before Hamas' terrorist attack on innocent civilians, Mubarak accused Israel of “ongoing ethnic cleansing.”