Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib trashed Israel on social media this week; saying the “Apartheid State” was “born out of violence and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.”
“Speaker McCarthy wants to rewrite history but the apartheid state of Israel was born out of violence and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. 75 years later, the Nakba continues to this day,” posted Tlaib on Twitter.
‘Nakba’ is a Palestinian word for the formation of Israel in 1948.
Twitter immediately labeled the hateful tweet with a Community Notes fact-check.
“Israel was born out of UN General Assembly Resolution 181. https://www.un.org/unispal/document/auto-insert-185393/ “Ethnic cleansing” affected both Jewish and Arab communities caught up in the war initiated by 5 Arab states who opposed the existence of Israel. https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/arab-israeli-war Israel has 21.1% Arab citizens with full and equal rights.”