House Dems urge leadership to condemn anti-Semitism after Omar tweet

House Dems urge leadership to condemn anti-Semitism after Omar tweet

A pair of House Democrats is calling on leadership to condemn anti-Semitism and denounce controversial remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar. Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Elaine Luria, both Jewish, are collecting signatures for a letter expressing deep concern over ’recent rhetoric from certain members’. Omar tweeted Sunday that Republican support for Israel is fueled by donations from pro-Israel groups.

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Cory Pritchard
Cory Pritchard 1 year

Calling out a humanitarian crisis doesn't make the congresswoman anti-semetic. This story comes after the senate approves an anti-first amendment bill encouraging governors to not sign contracts with supporters of the BDS movement. https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-anti-bds-bill-passed-senate-but-trouble-awaits-in-house-1.6920012

infamousAgent
infamousAgent 1 year

I find it interesting that so many people are calling out pro Israel lobby groups but not calling out pro Arab lobby groups: (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_lobby_in_the_United_States), http://iraniansforum.com/lobby/index.php/other-orgs/107-what-is-the-pro-iran-lobby-in-the-us, and https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_on_American%E2%80%93Islamic_Relations personally, I don't like lobby groups, period but a legal lobby group is a legal lobby group. But it is fascinating that only one group is vilified for having a lobby.

Wig Idacious
Wig Idacious 1 year

What she said about AIPAC is true, which is why they have to silence her rather than debating her claims. In this video a Jewish lawyer shows how the 7,000 Jewish affinity groups in America direct politics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyjgZrNRKtM

Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

https://mobile.twitter.com/jewishworker/status/1094829191806238720

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