Trump, Netanyahu are both racists, says Arab MK in defense of congresswomen

Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib have been called antisemitic, Communist and anti-American in a series of tweets by Trump.

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July 16, 2019 18:44

Trump's attack on congresswomen draws reactions in the US and Israel

Trump's attack on congresswomen draws reactions in the US and Israel

Hadash-Ta'al MK Aida Touma-Sliman sent a message of solidarity on Tuesday to a group of controversial congresswomen who have been repeatedly attacked on Twitter this week by US president Donald Trump.

"Trump went on a racist attack against left wing congresswomen of color," said Touma-Sliman, who headed the Knesset Committee for the Advancement of Women in the 20th Knesset.

Touma-Sliman added that "Trump and Netanyahu work in the same way. They represent the same racism, nationalism and incitement against minorities."

Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib have been called antisemitic, Communist and anti-American in a series of tweets by Trump.

Former Labor MK Merav Michaeli also criticized Trump on Twitter.

"Turning Israel into a wedge issue is bad for Israel, dangerous for Israel's security and harmful for US-Israel relations," she wrote. "Israel's best interest is dependent on by-partisan support. If Trump is a real friend of Israel, he should make sure it stays that way."

Former MK Michael Oren added that "While Israel faces challenges from the party’s progressive wing,  Democrats remain c to Israel’s security and its historic alliance with America."


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