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Dem Rep. Tlaib Paid $435,000 to Anti-Israel Firm

By    |   Tuesday, 21 May 2024 10:51 AM EDT

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has paid $435,000 to a consulting firm led by an anti-Israeli activist, according to the Washington Examiner.

Unbought Power was hired by Tlaib's campaign for "fundraising consulting" beginning in 2020, the Examiner reports. The company is run by Rasha Mubarak, who has ties to organizations linked to terrorism, the Examiner said. Tlaib is the only lawmaker of Palestinian heritage.

Mubarak previously said it was a lie that Israel has the right to defend herself against terrorism, the Examiner reported. She was recently listed as a press contact on the website for Alliance for Global Justice, a charity with ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, according to the Examiner.

The organizations have supported the boycott, divestment and sanctions move against Israel, calling for an academic and cultural boycott of the country, the Examiner reported.

Mubarak also worked for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. On Oct. 7, Nihad Awad, the national director for CAIR said he "was happy to see" Palestinians "break the siege" that day, according to The Examiner.

Tlaib has come under fire for her anti-Israel rhetoric. She was censured by her House colleagues in November after using and defending the chant, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," which many say calls for the elimination of Israel.

The Michigan congresswoman said the slogan is an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and the White House have criticized Tlaib for using the slogan.

Tlaib voted "present" on a resolution condemning rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas, because it didn't acknowledge sexual assaults committed by the Israeli Defense Force.

Sam Barron

Sam Barron has almost two decades of experience covering a wide range of topics including politics, crime and business.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has paid $435,000 to a consulting firm led by an anti-Israeli activist, according to the Washington Examiner.
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