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Electronic Intifada Falsely Claims Kat Cammack Threatened Life of Rashida Tlaib

A few days ago, I posted about new Congresswoman Kat Cammack’s epic trolling of Israel-hater Rashida Tlaib. She pledged to “plant Israel’s flag outside my door right next to the American flag” in a clear attempt to get up Tlaib’s nose.

Some argued this was childish, but there were also haters trying to ruin Kat’s career by claiming she actually threatened Tlaib’s life.

Newly elected Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammack has, in her first week in office, communicated a threat against her colleague Rashida Tlaib, who is in the neighboring office.

On the morning of 6 January, she tweeted, “I’ve made a pledge to plant Israel’s flag outside my door right next to the American flag.” In passive-aggressive language, she added, “I think it’ll be very helpful as [Tlaib] walks past both every day.”

Yechezkel Moskowitz, a backer of an expansionist Israel and grandson of the late Irving Moskowitz, a major funder of Israeli settlements, then tweeted a violent gif – a brief video – of a woman walking away from an exploding building, along with Cammack’s tweet targeting Tlaib.

Cammack then retweeted the gif – indicating she thought it was something worth sharing with the world.

Heather Alexander tweet

Moskowitz – @ymosko – deleted his Twitter account at some point on 7 or 8 January.

Hours after Cammack’s 6 January retweet, right-wing supporters of President Donald Trump and his autogolpe attacked the US Capitol Building.

This is a wilful misrepresentation of what Kat was retweeting.

The “person walking away from an explosion” is a well-known meme used after someone has just trolled someone and doesn’t care about the results. It is certainly not a threat to explode the building containing the person you have just trolled (even more so when your office is in the same building!)

I assume wilful misrepresentation, rather than a result of ignorance, given the popularity of this meme, but also the Electronic Intifada‘s history of flat-out lying in order to demonize Israel and her supporters.

Take what they’ve written about me, for example.

I hope Kat sues these vindictive, serial libelists. They need to be shown that maliciously lying to harm other people has monetary consequences.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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