To paraphrase (perhaps) Golda Meier, the fact that Tlaib is more invested in hating Jews than seeing her grandmother is a microcosm of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. After all, spending time with an elderly family member for few days, maybe for the last time, would in no way inhibit Tlaib from demonizing Israel when she got back. Then again, accepting Israel’s humanitarian courtesy would be politically inconvenient.
Instead, the Michigan congresswomen used her press conference to relay stories about family members—many of them American citizens—who have been singled out for various degradations at the hands of the Israelis. I’m skeptical any of these stories are true. But here is a fact that is: hundreds of American citizens have been wounded and murdered by Palestinian terrorists during her lifetime. That’s why Sity is inconvenienced.
Only last year an American citizen named Ari Fuld was stabbed to death. In the infamous 2001 Sbarro pizzeria bombing, 15 people, seven children, were murdered by a female bomber. Among them, six US citizens were hurt, and two were killed—including a two-year-old girl. Since 2001, the Palestinian Authority has paid those responsible for her murder nearly $1 million.