Dem Rep Attended Art Show Celebrating Palestinian Terrorists and Calling for Destruction of Israel, Photos Show

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) second from left (Handala Coalition Facebook)
August 3, 2023

Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) recently attended an art show that called for the destruction of Israel and praised Palestinian terrorists.

Run by the Handala Coalition, a group of pro-Palestinian organizations, the art show was held in May and June at the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery in Detroit. Tlaib attended the art show on May 30 and posed for photos with attendees.

One photo shows Tlaib in front of art, called the "apartheid wall," that says, "WE WILL RETURN," referring to Palestinians who want to control Israel. Other pieces demonize police and praise terrorists.

"FREE OUR MARTYRS FREE THEM ALL ZIONISM WILL FALL!" one piece reads. A poster reads, "From the river to the sea Palestine will be free," a common anti-Israel slogan. "POWER TO OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS," says another piece. A painting tells "Atlanta PD" to "GTFO of Detroit."

This is only Tlaib's latest display of anti-Semitism.

The congresswoman last month denounced Israel as she voted against a resolution that the U.S. ally does not commit apartheid.

"Israel is an apartheid state. To assert otherwise, Mr. Speaker, in the face of this body of evidence, is an attempt to deny the reality and to normalize violence of apartheid," Tlaib said. The resolution supporting the Jewish state passed overwhelmingly, with only nine representatives, all members of the Progressive Caucus, voting against it. Tlaib also boycotted a speech by Israeli president Isaac Herzog.

The Democratic Party as a whole is facing accusations of anti-Semitism. Washington representative Pramila Jayapal recently called Israel a "racist state," while Maryland senator Ben Cardin asked the government of Egypt to release a Muslim cleric who called for the murder of Israeli tourists.