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RJC Statement on Tlaib Meeting with Members of PYM

Washington, DC (September 6, 2019) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition strongly criticized Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for meeting with members of the Palestine Youth Movement (PYM), a radical anti-Israel organization that has condoned terrorist attacks against Israel and called for the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

We are deeply distressed that Rep. Rashida Tlaib met recently with members of the Palestine Youth Movement (PYM). The PYM glorifies Palestinian terrorists and violence against Israeli civilians. During a University of California-sponsored program in San Francisco in 2018, PYM participants shouted, “long live the intifada” and called on Palestinians to kidnap Israeli soldiers.

Tlaib has aligned herself with the most hate-filled elements of the radical anti-Israel left. Democratic leaders should hold her accountable for her actions and her affiliations. Israel has an absolute right to exist as an independent Jewish state. Tlaib’s hateful views should not go unchallenged in the halls of Congress.

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