Tag: Tlaib, Rashida

Multiple Lawmakers Under Investigation Over Ethical Misconduct

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee announced on Thursday that it was investigating whether Representative Alcee L. Hastings, Democrat of Florida, violated House rules by having a personal relationship with a member of his staff or accepting inappropriate gifts. Mr. Hastings has made no secret of his relationship with an employee in his congressional office, telling […]

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The Online Cacophony of Hate Against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

Donald Trump has made the demonization of Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, a key element of his 2020 re-election strategy. But the targeting of Ms. Omar and her fellow Democrat and Muslim member of Congress, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, started as soon as they became candidates. We published a study this week that found […]

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Pelosi Pushes for Simple Message on Impeachment as Inquiry Barrels Ahead

ImageNancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, leaving a House Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday on Capitol Hill.CreditErin Schaff for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a private appeal on Sunday to Democrats not to squander their chance to build public support for a full-scale impeachment inquiry into President Trump, pressing lawmakers to maintain […]

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House Democrats Plan Hearing as Early as Next Week in Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — House Democrats pushed ahead Friday with a rapidly unfurling impeachment inquiry into President Trump, planning subpoenas and plotting out a witness list for a proceeding that could yield its first hearing as early as next week. “Everything is real time,” Representative Mike Quigley, Democrat of Illinois and a member of the Intelligence Committee. […]

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Jews as ‘Disloyal’: The Long, Toxic Back Story

WASHINGTON — When President Trump said this week that American Jews who chose to vote for Democrats were being disloyal, he was flirting with a notion that has fueled anti-Semitism for generations and has been at the root of some of the most brutal violence inflicted upon Jews in their history. The accusation that Jews […]

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Mr. Trump, Stop Questioning the Loyalty of American Jews

In the bloody history of modern anti-Semitism, one of the most common justifications for violence is the inflammatory canard that the loyalty of Jewish citizens is suspect. President Trump has repeatedly employed that libel in recent days as part of a verbal assault on the Democratic Party. Such language is traditionally used to incite anger […]

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Trump Again Accuses Jews of Disloyalty

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday thanked a conspiracy theorist for saying Jews in Israel love the president “like he’s the King of Israel,” and doubled down in his efforts to pit American Jews against one another, accusing Jewish voters of disloyalty if they voted for Democrats. It was the second day in a row […]

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Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty,” intensifying his efforts to drive in a partisan wedge over religion and support for Israel even as he appeared to draw on an anti-Semitic trope. Mr. Trump did not go into specifics […]

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Israel’s Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews

A rabbi in St. Louis Park, Minn., was more than six thousand miles from Jerusalem when he heard the Israeli government decided to bar two Muslim members of Congress from making an official visit to the Jewish state. But within minutes, his phone was flooded with calls from congregants, local Jewish agencies and lay leaders […]

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Israel Advocates Are Afraid of Losing Bipartisan Support in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — The decision by Israel to bar two Muslim members of Congress from an official visit to the Jewish state is raising deep concerns in both parties that the hard-line views of President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are endangering the longstanding ties between the United States and Israel. Mr. Trump has spent […]

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In Tlaib’s Ancestral Village, a Grandmother Weathers a Global Political Storm

BEIT UR AL-FOUQA, West Bank — In a small stone house on the edge of a sleepy Palestinian village near Ramallah, an elderly woman ran a string of wooden worry beads through her gnarled fingers on Friday, silently reciting the 99 names of Allah, almost oblivious to the maelstrom of world politics swirling around her […]

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Rashida Tlaib Says She Won’t Visit West Bank Under Israel’s Conditions

JERUSALEM — A day after barring Representative Rashida Tlaib under pressure from President Trump, Israel said on Friday that she could visit her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, but only after she agreed in writing not to “promote boycotts against Israel” during her trip. But after being criticized by some Palestinians […]

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King Bibi Bows Before a Tweet

ImagePrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel during a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem in March.CreditRonen Zvulun/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel sees himself as a modern incarnation of Winston Churchill. He alone is capable of forecasting the gathering global storm and, like the great Englishman, able to “mobilize the English […]

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Israel Says Rashida Tlaib Can Visit to See Her Grandmother

JERUSALEM — A day after Israel, egged on by President Trump, refused entry to two members of Congress, the Israeli government said on Friday that it would allow one of the lawmakers, Representative Rashida Tlaib, to enter on humanitarian grounds so that she could see her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank. […]

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The Law Israel Used to Keep Omar and Tlaib Out

Israel’s decision on Thursday to bar two American Democratic congresswomen, Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, from visiting the country rests on a law passed just two years ago. Aimed at Israel’s critics, the law has been used to deny entry to outspoken foreign supporters of a global movement to boycott […]

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Trump Urges Israel to Block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

JERUSALEM — President Trump called on Thursday for Israel to bar the entry of two American congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, taking an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home. It was reported last week that Mr. Trump was pressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Trump Presses Israel to Block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

JERUSALEM — President Trump called on Thursday for Israel to bar the entry of two American congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, in an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home. It had been reported last week that Mr. Trump was pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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Israel Weighs Blocking Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from West Bank Visit

JERUSALEM — Israel is weighing whether to deny entry to two United States congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, for a planned visit to the West Bank, Israeli officials said on Thursday. Both women have been vocal in their support of the Palestinians and the boycott-Israel movement. An Israeli official said there was a possibility […]

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Trump Is Different Than George Wallace. He’s Worse.

President Trump’s political rallies are certainly a spectacle, but a spectacle we’ve seen before. In both style and substance, the president’s campaign appearances bear strong resemblances to the rallies held a half-century ago by Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama. There are a number of similarities between the two politicians’ rallies. But there is one […]

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Is B.D.S. Anti-Semitic? A Closer Look at the Boycott Israel Campaign

JERUSALEM — In a matter of months, a campaign to boycott Israel has moved from the margins of politics — liberal college campuses and protest marches — to Congress, where the freshman representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have become its most vocal backers, drawing fire from the White House. On […]

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