Specifically, Kelly called out Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush, who both released statements over the weekend that referred to Israel as an ‘apartheid’ state and calling for an end to the ‘military occupation’ of Gaza.
Kelly opened her show Monday discussing the surprise attack against Israel conducted by Palestinian terrorists. She highlighted some of the specifics of the heinous attacks, which have included the rapes and murders of young women, children and the elderly.
She said there are ‘raging anti-Semites in the halls of Congress.’
‘Rashida Tlaib of course, predictably, she’s the only Palestinian American a member of Congress, tweeting out finally – she went silent and then finally tweeted … 100% she blames Israel,’ said Kelly.
Rep. Cori Bush, said Kelly, is directing her ‘never ending life of grievance’ at Israel.
Smoke rises from Gaza following a retaliatory Israeli airstrike on October 9, 2023
Speaking with Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Kelly said: ‘You got some raging anti-Semites in the halls of Congress. Thanks a lot, Minnesota. Thanks a lot, Missouri. Thanks a lot, The Bronx, where AOC reportedly came from.’
‘They’re open about it, they’re not even trying to hide it, and they’re the reason why a lot of this money does get funneled over there. They really see Israel as the aggressor.’
The staunchly conservative senator agreed, saying that ‘in today’s Democrat party, anti-semitism has been normalized.’
‘These radical leftists, they loathe the State of Israel … You’ll remember a few years ago when the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi tried to pass a resolution condemning anti-semitism. And it turned out she couldn’t get her conference to agree. The Democrats could not come together and clearly condemn anti-semitism,’ he continued.
Kelly said that even in the wake of the horror of the weekend, Congressional leftists who hate Israel should have had better sense than to point blame at Israelis while the ashes are still cooling.
‘There are literally parents desperately searching for their babies right now. We saw the murders in the streets with our own eyes … A bus stop full of elderly women, dead, murdered, toppled…Who would murder a baby? An elderly person? ‘
‘Evil. Just absolute evil. And all they want to do is say ‘Well, they’re [Israel] evil too,” she said.
Bush and Tlaib, two hyper-progressive members of the Democratic Congressional Caucus, released statements over the weekend condemning Israel as an ‘apartheid’ state, and pointing blame for the Hamas terror attacks away from Palestinians
The aftermath of a large explosion in Gaza, as Israel ramps up its war effort following attacks that have left more than 900 Israelis dead
2,000 rockets were fired into Israeli cities on Saturday, in addition to a ground attack that involved the kidnapping, torture and murder of women, children and the elderly by militant Palestinian terrorists.
‘I grieve the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost yesterday, today, and every day. I am determined as ever to fight for a just future where everyone can live in peace, without fear and with true freedom, equal rights, and human dignity,’ Tlaib wrote in her statement.
‘The path to that future must include lifting the blockade, ending the occupation, and dismantling the apartheid system that creates the suffocating, dehumanizing conditions that can lead to resistance.’
Tlaib called Israel an ‘apartheid’ state and criticized the United States for providing ‘billions in unconditional funding to support the apartheid government.’
While that support continues, she wrote, ‘this heartbreaking cycle of violence will continue,’ blaming both the United States and Israel for the actions of Hamas that have left 900 Israelis and counting dead and thousands more injured and missing.
‘The failure to recognize the violent reality of living under siege, occupation, and apartheid makes no one safer. No person, no child anywhere should have to suffer or live in fear of violence. We cannot ignore the humanity in each other,’ she added.
Tlaib has, throughout her time in public office, made controversial remarks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She has previously condemned Israel’s policies about settlements in the West Bank and around the Gaza Strip.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for an ‘immediate ceasefire and de-escalation’ after Hamas attacked Israel on Saturday
Rep. Ilhan Omar said ‘violence will only repeat the back and forth’ and called for Israel to stand down
Fellow member Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri boycotted Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s joint address to Congress over the summer, and issued a statement Saturday prompting the US to end its support for ‘Israeli military occupation and apartheid.’
Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, another Squad member and along with Tlaib one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, did identify Hamas in her condemnation of the violence in Israel.
‘I condemn the horrific acts we are seeing unfold today in Israel against children, women, the elderly, and the unarmed people who are being slaughtered and taken hostage by Hamas.’
‘Such senseless violence will only repeat the back and forth cycle we’ve seen,’ she wrote.
She also expressed compassion for the people in the Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip.
‘Reminder, Gaza doesn’t have shelters or an iron dome and to please pray for them,’ the progressive lawmaker wrote on X (formerly Twitter). ‘May peace prevail in the region and move us towards a moral awakening to care about the human suffering we are seeing. Palestinians are human beings who have been in besieged and are deserving of protection from the international community.’
Some were moved to remind Omar that Hamas, the democratically elected leaders of Gaza, should have considered spending government funding on shelters instead of rockets used to attack Israel.
Other Squad members, including Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, called for an ‘immediate ceasefire and de-escalation’ in the region.
‘Today is devastating for all those seeking a lasting peace and respect for human rights. I condemn Hamas’ attack in the strongest possible terms. No child and family should ever endure this kind of violence and fear, and this violence will not solve the ongoing oppression and occupation in the region,’ wrote AOC.
Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley said: ‘These devastating attacks on Israelis are deeply alarming and my heart breaks for the victims & their loved ones. We need an immediate ceasefire & de-escalation. It is long past time to stop this cycle of violence & trauma, and work toward a just & lasting peace in the region.’
Her statement was slammed for dismissing the need for Israel to defend itself.
‘The squad telling Israel to stand down after it was attacked and hundreds of its citizens were massacred,’ responded one X user to the statement.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman said: ‘I strongly condemn the horrific attacks by Hamas and am saddened by the loss of precious lives, especially on the holy day of Simchat Torah We need a way to end this deadly violence that is killing and traumatizing generations of Israelis and Palestinians alike — including the blockade of Gaza.’
‘I have been to the Gaza border and know that Israelis and Palestinians are constantly living in fear. We must work harder to ensure peace in the region.’
Conservative radio host Jason Rantz replied: ‘Bowman can’t merely condemn terrorism. He has to include his ignorant criticism of Israel.’
Hamas’ surprise attack on Saturday morning came just one day after the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Yom Kippur War, which saw Israel battle existential threats from hostile neighbors led by Egypt and Syria.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately declared a state of war and has since promised ‘mighty vengeance’ on Israel’s attackers that will end in victory for his country.
Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk
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