An anti-Israel extremist claimed he was at Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s swearing-in ceremony and attended a private dinner afterwards, according to a social media post published Saturday.
Abbas Hamideh, executive director and co-founder of Al-Awda, has repeatedly stated his belief that Israel does not have a right to exist.
He posted a photo of the newly elected official and himself holding up a painting of the freshman congresswoman. The caption of the post reads, “I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country.”
Al-Awda is a non-partisan organization dedicated to “comprehensive public education on the rights of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands of origin, and to full restitution of all their confiscated and destroyed property.”