About That Painting of Rashida Tlaib With Keffiyeh Next to the Capitol Building

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You’ve probably seen this photo already a number of times: Rep. Rashida Tlaib posing with terror-supporting antisemite Abbas Hamideh, with the latter holding up a painting of her wearing a keffiyeh, next to the Capitol building.

I have seen this photo tens of times, but only recently had something pointed out to me: note how the keffiyeh is not just wrapped around Tlaib’s neck but also around the Capitol building!



This was no accident – the keffiyeh around the Capitol building is meant to symbolize something. One needn’t be an art expert to work out what that might be.

And there Rashida Tlaib is, posing next to it (and a terror-supporting antisemite) with a smile.

Not a perfect analogy by any stretch, but imagine for a second if a Jewish politician posed with a Kach activist next to a painting of himself draped in an Israeli flag, with the flag also draped over the Capitol building. You wouldn’t hear the end of it.

But this is Rashida Tlaib. And somehow, like her colleague Ilan Omar, she continues to feel untouchable.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.