"The cries of the Palestinian and Israeli children sound no different to me."
On November 7th, 2023, the United States House of Representatives censured the only Palestinian-American in Congress. Sadly, in the current U.S. political environment this is not surprising. Nevertheless, it should horrify us all.
Can we imagine this happening to someone of Ukrainian heritage who spoke in the US Congress in support of the humanity of Ukrainians?
Please watch Rep. Rashida Tlaib's brave and moving remarks below. She held a photo of her grandmother and said wisely, "the answer to war crimes is not more war crimes."
"I can’t believe I have to say this, but Palestinian people are not disposable. We are human beings just like anyone else. The cries of the Palestinian and Israeli children sound no different to me. Why? What I don’t understand is why the cries of Palestinians sound different to you all."