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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.
Nov. 16, 2023 ~ Rabbi Mark Miller of Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills talks to Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds about being one of 900 metro Detroiters stranded at a Washington D.C. airport before a large pro-Irsael rally when bus drivers reportedly walked off the job.
I stood in solidarity with Rabbis from across the country and Jewish peace advocates calling for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the violence. Their commitment to recognizing our shared humanity inspires me. pic.twitter.com/f07RO034Le
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) November 14, 2023
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