"We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies".
This story "Ilhan Omar Says AIPAC Pays Politicians To Be Pro-Israel" was written by Ron Kampeas.
Democratic New York Congressman Dan Kildee came to the defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on her latest tweets about Jewish people's influence over members of Congress. The organization linked to a 2018 Gallup poll finding that 64 percent of Americans sympathize with the Israelis over the Palestinians, saying, "American politicians are pro-Israel because Americans are". Last month, she acknowledged that she "unknowingly" used an anti-Semitic trope after a 2012 tweet surfaced in which she said, "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel".
"We urge you to join us in calling on each member of our Caucus to unite against anti-Semitism and hateful tropes and stereotypes", Gottheimer and Luria told Pelosi.
Dan Shapiro, who served as the USA ambassador to Israel during most of President Barack Obama's presidency (2011-2017), sent out a lengthy tweet thread Monday morning condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for anti-Semitic tweets the freshmen congresswoman sent out Sunday night.
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. She might as well call us hook-nosed".
Contacts for Jarrett and Obama did not immediately respond to a Daily Wire inquiry.
MI congresswoman Tlaib said on Saturday that she wanted to highlight "issues such as racism and Israel's violations of the Palestinians' human rights".
AIPAC has issued the following statement: "We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the U.S. -Israel relationship".
Omar made no apologies Sunday night, but she did accept an invitation from Chelsea Clinton, one of her critics, to talk about anti-Semitism.
Host Bill Hemmer noted that Democrats like Chelsea Clinton and Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) have called out Omar, which King applauded while noting the Democratic leadership has been "shamefully silent". "And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith", Omar tweeted at the former first daughter.