The Zionist Organization of America has called on the U.S. Democratic Party to "throw out" Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
In a press release posted Wednesday on ZOA's official website, it said "new evidence … shows her anti-Israel record to be merely the tip of the iceberg – we now know that her closest associates include convicted terrorists, virulent anti-Semites and rabid conspiracy theorists."
The organization, one of the oldest Jewish American associations, said Palestinian-American Tlaib should be "removed immediately from Congressional committees," citing "newly revealed evidence of her pernicious associates," including "rabid haters of Israel and proud supporters of blood-soaked Palestinian terrorists."
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To support its claim, ZOA listed about a dozen people Tlaib thanked for supporting her political career or appeared in photos with, who the group said "glorify" Palestinian terrorists. These include Women's March co-chair and "anti-Semitic intersectional activist" Linda Sarsour, as well as Rasmea Odeh, Mohammed Ali and Mwafaq Jbara, who all served prison time in Israel for security-related offences.
"It is perfectly clear that Rashida Tlaib is not in the smallest degree ashamed, and has not the slightest inhibition about being publicly associated with these anti-Semites, terrorists and glorifiers of Jew-murderers," ZOA National President Morton Klein and Chairman Mark Levenson said.
"Someone who knowingly and enthusiastically consorts with the most virulent anti-Semites, blood-soaked terrorists and conspiracy theorists is clearly beyond the pale, or no-one is beyond the pale," they added. "A terrible precedent will have been set if someone so obviously tainted with the most pernicious hatreds and associations does not inspire the party to which she belongs to expel her."
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Earlier in April, Klein accused Tlaib of promoting anti-Semitism "more than almost any other member of Congress that I’ve ever known."
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress, hasn't publicly responded to ZOA's statement, nor has the Democratic Party.
She has raised the ire of some Jewish and pro-Israel voters over her defense of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
One of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, Tlaib has been slammed for her associations with pro-Hamas and pro-Hezbollah activists, as well as her 2006 op-ed for the Final Call, the newspaper founded by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
In January, she was accused of anti-Semitism for tweeting, “They forgot which country they represent” in a blast against anti-BDS legislation. She later said she was referring to U.S. senators, not Jewish Americans.
The Associated Press contributed ot this report.