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Anti-Semite Ilhan Omar Tweets Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theory, Prompting Some Dem Pushback

Ilhan Omar was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018. She quickly established herself as one of the chamber’s most vocal anti-Semites.

By NTK Staff | 02.11.2019 @9:25am
Anti-Semite Ilhan Omar Tweets Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theory, Prompting Some Dem Pushback

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is once again faces charges of anti-Semitism for remarks she made on Twitter Sunday night “claiming that a pro-Israel lobby pays off American politicians.”

The tweets recycled old stereotypes “that Jewish money fuels backing for Israel in the United States and elsewhere.”

When pressed to name a person or organization she believed was behind the influx of money and subsequent pro-Israel beliefs of U.S. politicians, Omar responded, “AIPAC!”

AIPAC, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, responded with a tweet of their own Sunday evening:

But the scorn Omar received did not stop there.

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, tweeted that she would reach out to Omar’s office on Monday to discuss “anti-Semitic tropes.” Omar tweeted that she would be happy to chat with Clinton.

Several members of Congress, including these Democrats, also criticized Omar on Twitter:

But this is far from the first time Omar has been accused of anti-Semitic comments. Last month, CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked her about remarks she made on Twitter, claiming that “Israel has hypnotized the world” and that Israel is “evil.”

“I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans,” Omar responded.

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