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Dem Rep. Doesn’t Understand Why Jewish Americans Were Offended by Her Anti-Semitic Comments

"I don't know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans," Ilhan Omar said on Thursday.

By NTK Staff | 01.17.2019 @11:53am

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) claimed she did not know why Jewish Americans might be offended by an anti-Semitic tweet she sent in 2012 when asked about it during an interview with CNN on Thursday.

In 2012, Omar tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Omar about what she would say to Jewish Americans who found her tweet to be deeply offensive.

“Oh, that’s a really regrettable way of expressing that. I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans,” Omar said. “My comments precisely are addressing what was happening during the Gaza War.”

“I am clearly speaking about the way the that the Israeli regime was conducting itself in that war,” Omar added.

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