Nadler Joins Some Dems In Condemning 'Anti-Semitic Tropes' In Omar's 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

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She suggested her comments were being weaponized by the GOP: "We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies".

When Batya Ungar-Sargon, the opinion editor for the Forward, asked who Omar thought was "paying American politicians to be pro-Israel", Omar responded: "AIPAC!" referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, on Monday added his name to the list of House Democrats criticizing freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for what he said was her trafficking in "old anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money".

"I'm one of those American Jews who opposes the occupation, laments Israel's anti-democratic drift, and doesn't regard the country as especially central to my Jewish identity", he said.

But the former ambassador concluded that these efforts have failed and stressed in a continuation of his tweet that "Her approach indicates she doesn't want to be a consensus builder or understand others' views". "We urge you to join us in calling on each member of our Caucus to unite against anti-Semitism and hateful tropes and stereotypes", they wrote.

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Shapiro stressed that "Criticism of Israel's actions is not, by definition, anti-Israel or anti-Semitic" and that "supporting Palestinians' legitimate aspirations for statehood & sympathy for their current hardships are mainstream & eminently reasonable", but wrote that her approach means "she'll have much of DC, many in her own party, much of the Jewish community, & plenty of others turning against her". "I think it is actually exciting because we are finally able to have conversations that we weren't really willing to before", she told CNN. "This is anti-Semitic", Daily Wire journalist Kassy Dillon wrote.

When I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and do not recognize the other religions living in the country, and we still hold it up as a democracy in the Middle East, I nearly chuckle.

Even Chelsea Clinton accused Omar of anti-Semitism. "The Congresswoman's statements do not live up to that do not live up to that cherished ideal", Rose said.

Omar quickly responded and responded that Republicans were victimizing her over her remarks about Jews.

Clinton told a Twitter follower that she planned to try to talk to Omar about her comments, saying, "I also think we have to call out anti-Semitic language and tropes on all sides, particularly in our elected officials and particularly now". And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith.

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