Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar is back in headlines after putting her anti-Semitism on full display once more.
In a recent CNN interview, Omar revealed that she does not regret her tweet from earlier this month in which she lumped Israel, the U.S., Hamas, and the Taliban together.
When asked if she knows why fellow Democrats – particularly Jews – found previous comments of hers about Israel to be anti-Semitic, Omar oddly attacked them, accusing them of not being “partners in justice” while claiming that she herself “knows what it feels like to experience injustice in ways that many of my colleagues don’t.”
The interview reignited concerns that the Democrat from Minnesota is openly anti-Semitic and the Democratic party is apparently okay with that.
“Omar’s comments draw on classic antisemitic themes about Jewish clannishness, the notion that Jews only look out for themselves. They’re also plainly false,” said Avi Mayer of the American Jewish Committee. “Jewish lawmakers have been on the front lines, fighting for human rights in America and globally.”
“So Jews should learn from @IlhanMN what it’s like to experience injustice?” questioned journalist Annika Rothstein. “No one can ever say Ilhan Omar didn’t show the world exactly who and what she is.”
The condemnation has not been solely from Jews. Asra Nomani, vice president of Parents Defending Education and cofounder of the Muslim Reform Movement, had perhaps the harshest criticism of Omar.
“This is what a modern day Muslim Supremacist looks like,” Nomani tweeted. “Ilhan Omar speaks to @jaketapper + rebukes Jewish Democratic colleagues for failing to be ‘partners in injustice.’ Her wound is bigger than their wound—a wound collector in the Oppression Olympics.”
Zionist Organization of America president Morton Klein called Omar an “[i]gnorant antisemite,” calling for Democrats “to condemn her & remove her from every committee.”
The Republican Jewish Coalition called on their Democratic counterparts to “join us in calling out” Omar.
Jay Sekulow, attorney for former President Donald Trump, similarly said that Omar “is past due to be censured & removed from committees,” calling her “a repeat offender for antisemitic rhetoric.”
Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy plans to introduce a bill on Thursday to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missiles after reports from earlier this month indicated that Israel was set to request $1 billion from the Biden administration.
McCarthy will make a unanimous consent request that would provide the requested $1 billion in assistance and ensure the Iron Dome is ready when called upon again. Israel used thousands of missiles in May while defending itself against Palestinian terrorist attacks.
The bill is expected to make the $1 billion available for Israel for the next two years should Israel decide that it still needs the funding for “the acquisition, enhancement, maintenance, and sustainment of the Iron Dome defense system to counter short-range rocket threats.”
The bill’s co-sponsors are GOP House Whip Steve Scalise, Kay Granger, Ranking Member on the Appropriations Committee; Mike Rogers, Ranking Member on the Armed Services Committee; and Michael McCaul, Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Author: Wilson Stardent