After McCarthy cancels 'Nakba' event, Tlaib hosts it with help from Sanders

 


WASHINGTON (JTA) — After being thwarted by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Rashida Tlaib succeeded in spotlighting Palestinian perspectives on Israel’s founding in an event on Capitol Hill — with help from one of Congress’ most powerful Jewish members, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The Palestinian-American Democrat from Detroit also introduced a congressional resolution calling on the suspension of some aid to Israel.

Tlaib’s event on Wednesday, called “Nakba 75 & the Palestinian People,” featured the Arabic word for “catastrophe” that Palestinians use to describe the dispersion...



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