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Congressional Democrats condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar over 'anti-Semitic' tweets about AIPAC and Israel

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Monday has been widely criticized for tweets about Israel and the pro-Israel lobbying group, AIPAC.
Omar was accused of trafficking in anti-Semitic tropes, including by top Democrats in Congress.
Omar, who's among the first Muslim women members of Congress in US history, has maintained that she's not anti-Semitic amid ongoing criticism of her stance toward Israel.
A number of congressional Democrats on Monday joined a growing chorus of criticism against freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota over tweets related to Israel, which have led...
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House Democrats Urge Party Leaders To Condemn Anti-Semitism

House Democrats Urge Party Leaders To Condemn Anti-Semitism

6 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The letter was prompted by tweets by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that these fellow Democratic lawmakers say feeds anti-Semitic sentiment.
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‘All About The Bejamins': Ilhan Omar's Tweet Criticized By Republicans, Dems As Anti-Semitic

‘All About The Bejamins': Ilhan Omar's Tweet Criticized By Republicans, Dems As Anti-Semitic

6 monthes ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Rep. Ilhan Omar is again facing criticism over her tweets in regards to her stance on Israel as both Democrat and Republican leaders are condemning her recent comments as using “anti-Semitic language and tropes.”
The tweet that prompted criticism of the freshman congresswoman was issued late Sunday night, when Omar wrote “It's all about the Benjamins baby” in response to a tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald.
It's all about the Benjamins baby
- Ilhan Omar February 10, 2019
Her tweet, which is a quote from a 1997 Puff Daddy song, seemed to suggest that Republicans critical...
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Jewish Democrats to Pelosi: Denounce Rep. Ilhan Omar over ‘anti-Semitic' tweets

Jewish Democrats to Pelosi: Denounce Rep. Ilhan Omar over ‘anti-Semitic' tweets

6 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

WASHINGTON - Two Jewish congressional Democrats have asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to denounce Rep. Ilhan Omar after the Muslim congresswoman claimed Israel is so influential in Washington because “it's all about the Benjamins” - meaning Jewish money. Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Elaine Luria wrote a letter Monday to the top five Democrats...
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Peter King Blasts Ilhan Omar for Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic Rhetoric, Questions Silence From Democrats

Peter King Blasts Ilhan Omar for Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic Rhetoric, Questions Silence From Democrats

6 monthes ago   |   By FOX News

Rep. Peter King slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar, saying it was "absolutely shameful" for the freshman Democrat from Minnesota to accuse a prominent lobbying group of paying members of Congress to support Israel.
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