House Dem Leaders: Omar Should 'Immediately Apologize' for 'Tropes'

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Ilhan Omar

House Democratic leaders issued a joint statement Monday calling on Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) to apologize for endorsing the "anti-Semitic trope" that Jewish donors leverage their wealth for nefarious political purposes.

"Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes".

The controversy started on Sunday night when Ms Omar suggested in a tweet that the outrage about her criticism of Israel from other lawmakers was driven by money.

But she dug herself in deeper this weekend with tweets in which she asserted that the only reason why members of Congress support the Jewish state is "the Benjamins" - that is, money - offered by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobby.

Following mounting criticism about her anti-Israeli sentiments in Congress, and on Twitter, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was compelled to release the following statement.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is the largest pro-Israel lobby in America and apparently Omar's target.

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.

Mr McCarthy himself faced condemnation past year for a now-deleted tweet that suggested billionaire Jewish donors were attempting to "buy" the mid-term elections. "To suggest members of Congress are "bought off" to support Israel is offensive and wrong", she tweeted.

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Democrats blasted Omar for her latest anti-Semitic remarks.

No one should invoke anti-Semitic tropes during policy disagreements. This kind of intolerance has no place in Congress-or anywhere in American society.

Omar's office did not immediately return a call and email from Yahoo News seeking comment. In Nov. 2012, Omar tweeted about the alleged "evil doings of Israel" saying "Israel has hypnotized the world".

The claim that Jews use wealth to get their way is another libel that is straight out of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", the classic anti-Semitic hoax that has migrated from czarist Russian Federation to the Muslim fever swamps.

She has come under fire for supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which seeks to isolate Israel economically to force it to change its policies towards the Palestinians.

"For her apology to be believed, one would have to believe that she didn't know of the anti-Semitic trope that Jews use their money to control world politics", The Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted. She said in a tweet she was "listening and learning, but standing strong". "Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself", Mr Rose said.

Omar has refused to apologize for the message and instead has repeatedly attacked Israel in recent interviews and statements while largely ignoring the plight of Muslim women across much of the Middle East. "In the Democratic Party-and in the United States of America-we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength".

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