After Ilhan Omar Tweets, Democrats Urge Leaders To Condemn Anti-Semitism

After Ilhan Omar Tweets, Democrats Urge Leaders To Condemn Anti-Semitism

In a follow-up tweet, the freshman congresswoman said she was referencing the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, a powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization.

The Republicans also accused the Democratic Party leadership of encouraging "hate speech and intolerance towards Israel". "We urge you to join us in calling on each member of our Caucus to unite against anti-Semitism and hateful tropes and stereotypes".

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman referred to Omar's tweet as 'painful but amusing'.

Omar has previously expressed regret over a 2012 tweet in which she claimed Israel was "hypnotizing" the world. Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself.

"Congresswoman Omar's use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel's supporters is deeply offensive", Democratic leaders said in a statement signed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD), Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM), Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (MA).

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Mr McCarthy himself faced condemnation past year for a now-deleted tweet that suggested billionaire Jewish donors were attempting to "buy" the mid-term elections.

Omar, who became the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress in November, responded earlier to a Twitter post by journalist Glenn Greenwald criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for threatening to take action against Omar and another freshman lawmaker, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks. "Her words are deeply hurtful and offensive".

Rep Ilhan Omar's tweet that United States politicians" support for Israel is "all about the Benjamins' sparked a furious backlash on Twitter, with cries of anti-Semitism from some, while others detailed the Israeli lobby's influence. In 2018, AIPAC spent more than $3.5 million lobbying for pro-Israel measures, according to lobbying disclosure filings maintained by the Senate's Office of Public Records.

A Jewish advocacy organization is calling on Democratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar to apologize after making what some are calling anti-Semitic comments. She suggested her comments were being weaponized by the GOP: "We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies". Other Democrats, including Chelsea Clinton, also tweeted criticism of Omar's rhetoric. "And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith". "American politicians are pro-Israel because Americans are". "I look forward to building an inclusive movement for justice with you".

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