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One-time Democratic vice presidential candidate and former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut said on Monday that Rep. Rashida Tlaib had her history wrong when she suggested the Palestinians permitted a “safe haven” for the Jewish people following the Holocaust.

“There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out,” said Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat, on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” on Friday.

“And, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time.

“And, I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways, but they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”

Both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer defended Tlaib’s comments about Israel.

The speaker tweeted on Monday that House Republicans and President Donald Trump owe the freshman representative an apology for trying to “smear” her by labeling her remarks anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

In contrast to Pelosi and Hoyer, Lieberman, former Vice President Al Gore’s running mate in the 2000 presidential election, responded to Tlaib’s comments Monday on Fox News’ “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” saying that of all the statements he ever heard about the Holocaust, he’s “never heard one like that.”

“It’s obvious she’s angry about what happened to the Palestinians as a result of the creation of the state of Israel,” Lieberman said. “The implication, although she didn’t say it, is that the Palestinians voluntarily provided that safe haven. Obviously not.

“During the Second World War, the mufti of Jerusalem, the Palestinian leader, openly allied with Hitler,” Lieberman said.

The Palestinian region was under British rule between 1917 and 1948, which was preceded by the Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years. There has never been a country of Palestine.

In November 1917, as World War I entered its last year, the United Kingdom issued the Balfour Declaration calling for the creation of a “national home for the Jewish people.”

The declaration was endorsed by the principal Allied powers in the war and approved by the League of Nations in July 1922.

The Jewish people, in fact, had been returning to the region in significant numbers since the late 1800s as part of the Zionist movement. Jews have had a presence in land of Israel at various population levels since biblical times.

“In 1947, the United Nations kind of offered a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians and the Palestinians rejected it,” Lieberman recounted. “There was war and the Israelis achieved their independence as a result of fighting that.

“To say somehow [the Palestinians] created a safe haven is not true,” he added.

Lieberman advised Tlaib — the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress — to stay away from subjects related to Israelis and Palestinians and focus on her constituents’ issues in Michigan.

Lieberman, the former chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, left the Democratic Party in 2006 after losing in the Democratic primary while running for re-election to the Senate. He ran as an independent instead and won his seat anyway.

He left the Senate in 2013 but has remained active in public affairs. He attended the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem in May 2018, which was snubbed by prominent Democrats.

Also Monday, CNN’s John King pointed out that Tlaib was wrong about her history concerning the creation of Israel.

“She ignored the fact that Palestinian leaders at the time allied themselves with Hitler and that total war is how the Arab world reacted to the declaration of Israeli independence.”

“She can’t rewrite that history, and you can’t project revisionist history, so why?” King asked former State Department official Aaron David Miller.

Miller, like Lieberman, noted the Palestinians were collaborating with Nazi Germany.

They “were considering extermination of the entire Jewish community there as well,” he said had the Allies not been able to stop the Germans in North Africa.

“Most of the institutions of the current state of Israel were in place before Hitler started killing Jews,” Miller said. “The Holocaust added urgency and international support, but I suspect with or without it, the state of Israel would have come to be.”

Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948, as the British governing mandate came to an end.



  1. Carol

    May 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Well said Joe. Thank you

    • Becky Diane Clark

      May 14, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      These idiots in the House really need a history lesson! It is laughable to even think they gave the Jewish people a safe haven! Are you frigging kidding Me? They will say anything to make themselves appear to be victims! No you do not need to dumb down your words Tlaib, but it would be nice if you, I don’t know, TOLD THE TRUTH!

      • Wilson

        May 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

        As long as she follows the teachings of the koran she will continue to lie as it tells them to lie to non-muslims.

    • JAIME.

      May 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm


  2. N

    May 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous NAZI commie liberal Muslim demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  3. Cindy

    May 14, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Don’t mess with God’s Chosen People, the Jewish People.

    • jerry N williams

      May 14, 2019 at 10:37 pm

      Cindy—- Amen1

      • Shirley Bernskoetter

        May 14, 2019 at 10:52 pm

        Absolutely do not harm God’s chosen ones.

        • Oscar Blum

          May 15, 2019 at 7:49 am

          “I will bless them that bless you and curse them that curse you”

  4. Opal Box

    May 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Joe Lieberman has always been one of the very FEW Democrats I have admiration and respect for. She was obviously educated by Liberal, Racist, UNpatriotic Professor’s trying to inspire and instigate the fall of America, as we have known it. How in the world can she “uphold and protect” the Constitution of the United States, while at the same time, actively promoting the Palestinian goal of obliterating the Jewish Nation? In fact; How did she ever get elected to Congress?

  5. Opal Box

    May 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    “Bad things happen when Good people do nothing.” Is she the best that Michigan has to offer?

  6. LST

    May 14, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Actually who is more useless; that raghead bitch, or the idiots of MI who were stupid enough to elect her? Same with that other goat humping bitch omar.

  7. Rebecca Holstine

    May 15, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Rashida Tlaib is living proof Palestinians hump goats.

  8. Pat

    May 15, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Well, I don’t know about goats……..(there are some clips on YT from american action in Afghanistan) Sheep as I recall. Amazing Flir views from air support.

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