Newly sworn in Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is once again making headlines after associating with a pro-Hezbollah activist who called Israelis “Zionist terrorists” and believes Israel has no right to exist.
The Washington Examiner reports that Abbas Hamideh, who is outspoken about his pro-Palestinian, pro-Hezbollah leanings on social media, posted a photo of himself over the weekend, standing with Rep. Tlaib at her swearing in ceremony in Detroit.
I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country. #Palestine #TweetYourThobe #RashidaTlaib pic.twitter.com/caJPN12ODX
— Abbas Hamideh (@Resistance48) January 12, 2019
“I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country,” Hamideh tweeted.
It did not take long for Internet sleuths to discover that Hamideh has a long and sordid history of anti-Semitism, and that he frequently tweets in support of pro-Palestinian terrorists and terrorist leaders. He regularly tweets about his support for Hezbollah and his respect for Hezbollah’s leader, radical cleric Hassan Nasrallah.
— Abbas Hamideh (@Resistance48) January 28, 2015
He also has thoughts about Israel.
israel does not have a right to exist. The terrorist entity is illegal and has no basis to exist other than a delusional ISIS like ideology.
— Abbas Hamideh (@Resistance48) November 19, 2016
In other tweets, he compares Jews to Hitler, orders the Jewish people back to Poland where three million Jews were massacred during the Holocaust, and calls anyone who supports the right of the Jewish people to live in Israel a “criminal.” He was also rather unhappy with a Daily Wire story pointing out that Rep. Tlaib referenced a traditionally anti-Semitic “dual loyalty” slur when condemning her fellow Democrats for not supporting the openly anti-Semitic Boycott-Divestment-Sanction movement.
Hamideh seems unperturbed by his newfound fame connected to Tlaib, posting last night that he will only make his critics angrier by one day taking a selfie in a “liberated” Jerusalem.
Criminal Zionists are going apeshit over one picture. Imagine when we take selfies in a liberated Jerusalem?
— Abbas Hamideh (@Resistance48) January 14, 2019
Tlaib has courted controversy from her first moments in Congress, first pledging to impeach President Donald Trump, then unleashing her “dual loyalty” smear — and it’s only the start of her second full week in office.