Dem lawmaker condemns Ilhan Omar for "implying Americans support Israel because of money alone" -

muina

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Freshman Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar's tweet suggesting that a pro-Israel lobbying group was buying off lawmakers was "deeply hurtful to Jews," including himself.

"When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes against people of any faith, I will not be silent," Rose wrote on Twitter. "Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough. But go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their pain at her sentiment is truly unacceptable."

"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. In the Democratic Party - and in the United States of America - we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength. The Congresswoman's statements do not live up to that cherished ideal."


Earlier Sunday, Omar responded to a question about who she "thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel" by saying "AIPAC!" The tweet was referencing the major pro-Israel lobbying group.

She also retweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald responding to a story about Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promising "action" toward the Minnesota lawmaker and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over their alleged anti-Semitism. She captioned that retweet with a message: "It's all about the Benjamins baby," referring to money.

Omar's office initially responded to The Hill's request for comment about the "Benjamins" tweet by referring to her AIPAC tweet. When asked about Rose's statement, Omar’s office directed The Hill to a response from the member of Congress to Chelsea Clinton.

The American Jewish Committee, a major Jewish advocacy organization, also blasted Omar's statements, calling them "stunningly anti-Semitic."

Omar, as a well as Tlaib, have previously been criticized for their support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which condemns Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Both maintain that the movement is not anti-Semitic.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/429358-dem-lawmaker-omars-statements-deeply-hurtful-to-jews
 

millais

The Yellow Rose of Victoria, Texas
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Ah, a question for the ages: which of these poor oppressed peoples stands higher in the progressive stack?

The woman + brown skin + immigrant + Religion of Peace (tm) handicap is very strong for adding additional oppression points on top of the base score, but is it enough to defeat the formidable "Oy Vey It's Anudda Shoah" multiplier bonus?
 

King n Yellow

True & Honest Fan
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Yaaaay, now we get UK-style left-wing antisemitism as islamists begin to slowly infect the Democrat party.

So glad the federal government decided to import Somalians into Minnesota and Michigan.
Well I mean AOC already had an over-the-phone meeting with Jeremy Corbin last week which she bragged about and was slammed by everyone else. 2020 is going to be fun.
 

It's HK-47

Meatbag's Bounty of Bodies
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"Those fucking Jews with all of their money using their money to lobby in Israel's interests!"

Yeah, that's some really fresh, controversial shit you've got there. What's next, Chinese people pick rice? Black people like KFC? If she were anything other than some laundry list of woke checklist boxes she'd have been eaten alive for even a fifth of the things she's said about Jews.
 
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