Jewish Leaders Outraged by Democrat Ilhan Omar's Antisemitic Tweets

Jewish Group Slams Rep. Omar For 'Stunningly Anti-Semitic' Comment

A fellow freshman Democrat called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for tweets she posted over the weekend that were critical of American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group.

Omar had retweeted the journalist Glenn Greenwald earlier Sunday, who had retweeted a news story about California GOP representative Kevin McCarthy promising action against Omar and the Democratic representative for Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, for alleged anti-Semitism.

And Chelsea Clinton tweeted in response to Omar, "We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism". "Bad form, Congresswoman. That's the second anti-Semitic trope you've tweeted", Batya Ungar-Sargon, Omar responded: "AIPAC!".

But the tweet was swiftly condemned by high-profile figures on both sides of the aisle, including a former US ambassador to Israel and Chelsea Clinton, whose husband is Jewish.

However, Omar has defended her views on Israel, saying she finds it "exciting" that her views are sparking debate. "Is she also Islamophobic for attacking Saudi's influence on American politics in exactly the same way?"

Fellow freshman Democratic Rep. Max Rose of NY called the comments "deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself", according to Politico. "What she's insinuating or implying directly is that Jewish money is somehow controlling certain Democrats and people's positions toward Israel, '" Berman said.

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Kildee was asked to explain Omar's suggestion that Republicans who criticize her rhetoric have been bought by "Jewish money".

"At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel", Rose continued.

Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late US Senator John McCain, encouraged Clinton, saying, "Thank you, Chelsea - antisemitism on all sides, in all spaces, no matter how uncomfortable should always be called out and condemned".

"It's clear that congresswoman Ilhan Omar harbors deep-seated anti-Semitic views", Carnahan said in a statement. "And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith".

"Wow. A sitting U.S. Congresswoman actually just suggested AIPAC is paying Members of Congress to support Israel, one of our strongest and longest standing allies", he wrote in a tweet.

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