Rashida Tlaib’s spat with Israel is not quite what it seems

For many freshmen Congresspersons, grandstanding in the media has become a path to political popularity – especially within the radical corners of the democratic party.

This media-driven tactic has been most prevalent in the so-called “squad” of democratic congresswomen who have created fervor in their wake during their first terms on Capitol Hill.  Most recently, legislators Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have been in the headlines after Israel denied their entry into the country based on the belief that their proposed trip to the Jewish homeland was for the purpose of furthering their anti-Israeli boycott.

Never one to miss an opportunity to exploit a controversy, the freshman pair have lashed out at the move on social media.

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New revelations regarding Tlaib’s visit seem to contradict that narrative, however.

Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said on Friday she will not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank after Israel granted her entry into the country, arguing it would stand ‘against everything I believe in.’

‘When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies,’ she tweeted Friday morning.

‘Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in – fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,’ she added.

Her rejection of Israel’s offer comes after the government agreed to allow the Muslim lawmaker entry if she vowed not to promote the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement – a boycott Israel movement.

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The question remains; is Tlaib using this for purely political purposes, or is there a media-manipulation element to her refusal?

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