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Both of the progressive ‘Squad’ members have a history of antisemitic and anti-Israel remarks. Minutes before Biden began speaking at the event Tlaib tweeted, “the apartheid state of Israel was born out of violence and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.”
Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stumbled on a question during the press briefing about whether Biden would be visiting Palestinian areas during an upcoming trip to celebrate the Jewish state’s 75th anniversary.
According to the White House transcript, Jean-Pierre responded, “I-I don’t have a trip to—to—you mean an upcoming trip?”
“Oh, I just don’t have—we don’t have anything to share at this time on a trip to Israel. As you know, the president went to Jerusalem over the summer, had a very productive—productive trip when we were there, to talk about the Middle East and stabilizing the Middle East and continuing the—the very strong relationship that we have with Israel—as you just mentioned, decades of partnership that we have there.
“But I just don’t have anything to read out on a—on a trip to celebrate the 75th anniversary.”
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