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Rashida Tlaib and Rabbis Call For Ceasfire at D.C. Press Conference

Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

WASHINGTON D.C., Nov. 16, 2023 ~ Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12) joined a group of rabbis and Jewish activists in a news conference earlier this week outside the U.S. Capitol building, who all called for an immediate ceasefire of Israel‘s bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

During her speech Monday, Tlaib stood next to fellow Democrat Congresswomen Cori Bush (MO-1) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), and members of the group Jewish Voices for Peace as she said why a ceasefire would save civilians and allow aid to go into Gaza. A recent Reuters poll found that 68% of U.S. residents support a ceasefire, though critics of the policy say that would allow the Palestinian militant group Hamas to regroup and prepare another attack on Israel.

Tlaib was censured last week over her comments on the controversial pro-Palestinian phrase, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” Israel has seen intense criticism from activists and the international community for its response to the Oct. 7 attack from Hamas that killed 1,200 people, with over 11,400 people dead in Gaza from Israel’s military actions.


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