Abbas Hamideh, founder of Al-Awda, the Palestinian “right to return coalition” that wants to erase Israel, met with new member of Congress Rashida Tlaib:
Hamideh is not exactly interested in peace. His Twitter account description says “I don’t compromise on one inch of Palestinian land!” Al-Awda, and Hamideh, support terror:
His very Twitter handle, “Resistance48,” refers to Israeli Arabs (known throughout the Arab world as “1948 Palestinians”) “resisting” (i.e., using terror) to destroy Israel.
The Al Awda listserv is awash in antisemitism and Jewish conspiracy theories. The ADL has documented antisemitic speeches by Al Awda representatives at demonstrations, for example this in 2017: “[Jews] don’t even bother hiding who they are anymore. They don’t even claim to be the righteous victim anymore. They’ve shown us who they are, they’ve bore their fangs…They are the heart of darkness. They are the heart of oppression. They are the torch bearers of white and Zionist supremacy….”
Rashida Tlaib is attempting to mainstream hate for Israel and virulent antisemitism that Al Awda condones.
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