Liberal CNN panelist blows up when confronted over Palestinian terrorism.
Beinart: “Palestinians don’t have to be saints in order to have the basic rights that all of us take for granted. Miftah has said things that I disagree with. They made an anti-Semitic statement they apologized for … The first time I went to spend time with Palestinians in the West Bank, it was a shattering experience.”
The debate began following a news conference by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), the two Muslim congresswomen recently denied entry to the country over their support for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement. Condemned by the Anti-Defamation League, BDS has links to terrorism and has been called anti-Semitic by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.).
Miftah, the Palestinian nonprofit that organized Tlaib and Omar’s delegation to Israel, promoted the anti-Semitic “blood libel” conspiracy theory that accused Jews of putting Christian blood in in matzah. It also has terrorist sympathizers among its membership.
Beinart, a writer for The Atlantic, bristled when The Lead fill-in host John Berman noted Miftah’s ugly background and Omar only making a passive reference to it in her comments. More
What can you do when these “victims” are constantly trying to kill you and pray daily for the complete eradication of your people?
The tool doubles down on Twitter:
Today @CNN I was asked if I support Palestinian suicide bombers. God forbid: A friend was killed by one. But Palestinians don’t forfeit their rights cuz some in their midst pursue them in an immoral way. Mandela and Malcolm X endorsed violence. Didn’t make their oppression OK
— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) August 19, 2019
ANY support, “understanding” or even recognizing #BDS is support of terrorism.
— D. K. USA?? (@DeniseK_USA) August 19, 2019
That was a pretty embarrassing meltdown. Notice how calm Lowry was? Try to be more like that.
— Patrick (@PMC713) August 19, 2019