McCarthy cancels Tlaib's anti-Israel event, replaces with celebration of its US partnership

 May 10, 2023

Radical Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib was not happy after her antisemitic event at the Capitol was canceled by her new boss, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). 

According to Breitbart, Tlaib was set to hold a bizarre and disgusting ceremony to "mourn Israel's founding."

The Washington Free Beacon noted that the event "was to celebrate the 'Nakba,' which is a Palestinian term for the creation of Israel that loosely translates as "catastrophe.'"

In its place, McCarthy hosted a “bipartisan discussion to honor the 75th anniversary of the US-Israel relationship" ceremony instead, which was widely cheered.

Nasty event

Tlaib was scheduled to be the headliner for the event, which is fitting given her strong anti-Israel views and remarks over the years.

Invitations that were sent out for the antisemitic event read, "May 15th marks 75 years since the beginning of the Nakba, which means 'catastrophe.'"

It added: “Seventy-five years ago, Zionist militias and the new Israeli military violently expelled approximately three-quarters of all Palestinians from their homes and homeland in what became the state of Israel."

The Free Beacon noted:

Tlaib was scheduled to headline the anti-Israel event with several organizations that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, an anti-Semitic effort to wage economic war on Israel.

The outlet continued:

They include Jewish Voice for Peace, a “radical anti-Israel activist group” that pushes the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and has come under fire for glorifying Palestinian terrorism. Other organizers include Emgage Action, another BDS supporter that claims Israel is an “apartheid state,” and Americans for Justice in Palestine Action, an advocacy group that claims Jewish money is infecting politics.

McCarthy intervenes

The speaker made clear on Tuesday that the event was definitely not happening.

"As long as I’m Speaker, we are going to support Israel’s right to self-determination and self-defense, unequivocally and in a bipartisan fashion," McCarthy told the Free Beacon.

"This event in the US Capitol is canceled. Instead, I will host a bipartisan discussion to honor the 75th anniversary of the US-Israel relationship," McCarthy tweeted.

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