Speaker Pelosi admonishes freshman Omar over Israel tweet

Newly-elected US lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib made their debut in the House of Representatives openly declaring their support for a boycott of Israel

Speaker Pelosi admonishes freshman Omar over Israel tweet

I very recently defended Omar and her fellow Muslim representative, Rashida Tlaib, against McCarthy's attacks, but I can not countenance her attribution of pro-Israeli attitudes, within and beyond the Republican Party, to the "Jewish lobby", however it's defined.

While quote-tweeting Greenwald's post, Omar wrote "It's all about the Benjamins baby" followed by music note emojis.

On Monday, Ms Omar appeared to stick by her comments, retweeting a comment that "accurately describing how the Israel lobby works is not anti-semitism". "Bad form, Congresswoman. That's the second anti-Semitic trope you've tweeted".

"AIPAC!" Omar tweeted in response, referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a major pro-Israel lobbying group. Jerry Nadler said in a lengthy statement. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Rep.

Recently elected Representative Ilhan Omar is facing backlash for promoting an anti-Semitic message and criticizing lawmakers for supporting Israel.

The New York Times reported earlier this month that criticisms of Omar and Tlaib had exposed a generation gap in the Democratic party between older, staunch supporters of Israel and young liberals who are willing to accuse the Israeli government of abusing human rights and who are demanding progress toward a Palestinian state.

Aipac spends millions of dollars a year lobbying lawmakers and the United States federal government to adopt pro-Israel policies, according to campaign-finance monitors.

"Please learn how to talk about Jews in a non-anti-Semitic way".

The statement released by Pelosi's office was issued on her behalf, along with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark. "Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself", Mr Rose said. Their absolute fealty toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and their antipathy toward the Palestinians are reflected in the itinerary for next week's trip: Pence is not scheduled to meet with any Palestinian leader, the first time in decades for a top American official. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.

"From scapegoating Jews to win an election to scapegoating Jews to attack his Muslim colleagues, [McCarthy] sure loves to invoke the Jewish community to further his right-wing objectives", Ellman-Golan wrote.

Although the letter does not name Omar and Tlaib, its intention couldn't be clearer. "At a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise in the USA and overseas, Rep. Omar is promoting the ugly, anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews have an outsized influence over politics", Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of ADL, said in a written statement.

Democrats, who had previously been reluctant to criticize Omar, joined in after Sunday's tweets. Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. She has supported the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement which aims to put economic and political pressure on Israel.

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