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Tammy Baldwin Poses With Activist Who Accused Israel of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, was photographed last weekend with a California activist who has accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and apartheid, according to a Jewish publication.

Baldwin was photographed with Nadia Rahman, who touted the senator afterwards, according to Jewish Online.

In May, Rahman tweeted, “Today marks 75 years since the Nakba (catastrophe) which resulted in the ethnic cleansing of 700,000 Palestinians during the creation of the state of Israel.” She also accused Israel of apartheid and “war crimes” in other tweets. She also tweeted that U.S.-funded military planes had killed civilians.

Rahman who has frequently tweeted other anti-Israel comments, shared a photograph with Baldwin to her Twitter page. “Gearing up for 2024 elections: it was a pleasure to meet Senator Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin today,” it read. “She is a champion for women, the LGBTQ+ community, people w/disabilities & rural Americans. Thanks to Anu and Akash for hosting.”

However, another attendee indicated Rahman invited him.

In one essay, Rahman wrote of Israel “Life in occupation is oppressive and the objective is to dominate, starve, humiliate and expel.”

Baldwin’s campaign told Jewish Online in a statement that Baldwin is a strong supporter of Israel. The campaign told the site that the event “was built by Electing Women’s Bay Area chapter” but did not respond to a question asking whether Baldwin was aware of Rahman’s views.

Electing Women Bay Area says of Baldwin, “Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI) will face one of the toughest races this cycle, in a state where Sen. Ron Johnson (R) was narrowly re-elected in 2022. Baldwin, the first openly gay senator in the U.S, is known for her work on the Affordable Care Act and Respect for Marriage Act. Altough she has won her last two races by wider-than-expected margins for a swing state — close to 6 points in 2012 and by more than 10 points in 2018 – Wisconsin remains the closest purple state in the nation.”

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