Rashida Tlaib’s primary victory in Detroit’s 13th congressional district is daunting for Israel’s supporters in the United States and abroad. In a matter of months, Tlaib will be in a position to effect change on an issue central to her Arab-Muslim heritage: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Born and raised in Detroit, she is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants.
Following her primary victory and piquing national and international attention, Tlaib regularly lambasted Israel on a slew of topics. In the past few days alone, she’s called for U.S. aid to Israel to be cut, expressed support for BDS and endorsed a one-state solution.