Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Nadler Joins Some Dems In Condemning 'Anti-Semitic Tropes' In Omar's Tweet

Nadler Joins Some Dems In Condemning 'Anti-Semitic Tropes' In Omar's Tweet

Greenwald accused McCarthy of unjustly attacking the freshmen Muslim congresswomen, to which Omar replied, "It's all about the Benjamins, baby".

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".

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is facing backlash from all sides of the political spectrum after suggesting that American leaders only support Israel because Jews pay them to. "She might as well call us hooked-nosed".

In fact, Omar's response was immediate "AIPAC".

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.

Later responding to a criticism of the tweet, which many viewed as referencing an anti-Semitic trope about Jews buying political sway, Omar clarified that it was a criticism of AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group. "Should the party swing to the far left and appear to be way out of line with America's traditional ties to one of its strongest allies, Israel, the party will surely suffer at the polls", he told AFP. "Now she tweets that if Members of Congress support Israel then they were bought off by Jews". "Is she also Islamophobic for attacking Saudi's influence on American politics in the exactly the same way?" "This is anti-Semitic", Daily Wire journalist Kassy Dillon wrote.

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He said he wonders why the Democratic Party leadership has not spoken out against Omar's anti-Israel statements and policies.

Even Chelsea Clinton accused Omar of anti-Semitism.

"Chelsea - I would be happy to talk".

MI congresswoman Tlaib said on Saturday that she wanted to highlight "issues such as racism and Israel's violations of the Palestinians' human rights".

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". "And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith", Omar tweeted at the former first daughter.

This article was written by _, a reporter for The Washington Post.

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