Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Slammed for 'Stunningly Anti-Semitic Tweet'

Newly-elected US lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib made their debut in the House of Representatives openly declaring their support for a boycott of Israel

The American Jewish Committee demanded an apology, calling her suggestion that AIPAC is paying American politicians for their support "demonstrably false and stunningly anti-Semitic".

Fellow freshman Democratic Rep. Max Rose of NY called the comments "deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself", according to Politico. She suggested her comments were being weaponized by the GOP: "We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies".

Fox News reached out to Omar's office early Monday and did not get an immediate response.

Ungar-Sargon's tweet was a direct response to California Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's calls to reprimand Omar for her continued displays of antisemitism. "Bad form, Congresswoman. That's the second anti-Semitic trope you've tweeted", Batya Ungar-Sargon, Omar responded: "AIPAC!".

"Her support for BDS is apparently her essence: blaming Israel alone for the conflict, absolving Palestinians of all responsibility, delegitimizing Israel's very existence, &accusing its supporters of shallow motives &manipulation by Jewish money", Shapiro tweeted. He wrote that he's "one of those American Jews who opposes the occupation, laments Israel's anti-democratic drift, and doesn't regard the country as especially central to my Jewish identity". "And I know exactly what the congresswoman meant".

Contacts for Jarrett and Obama did not immediately respond to a Daily Wire inquiry. Alvin Rosenfeld, director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism at Indiana University, said that "there is obviously a serious fight going on within the Democratic Party with respect to how to deal with BDS and some within their party who advocate for it". "The Congresswoman's statements do not live up to that do not live up to that cherished ideal", Rose said. Meanwhile, those who strongly disagree with her views and find them ill-informed, offensive, and even anti-Semitic also have to speak up.

He went on to emphasize in a further tweet that now she will have no influence in her party on the issue, but that it could have been different "Had she come to DC, shown sympathy and empathy for Israelis and Palestinians, learned to assign responsibility in appropriate measure to both sides, considered the totality of USA interests in the region, maybe taken a trip to learn".

"Chelsea - I would be happy to talk. I look forward to building an inclusive movement for justice with you".



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