The dishonest smearing of Ilhan Omar

Netanyahu has been accused of demonising Palestinian citizens of Israel in an attempt to boost right-wing turnout in elections due on April 9

She wrote: 'I'm curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it's unacceptable to even *question* United States foreign policy. To many of them, we're not minorities; we're simply privileged white people with undue influence in global politics.

The resolution is still being finalized, Politico reports. Here's the truth: The whole goal of the Democrats' resolution is to enforce dual loyalty not among Jews, but among members of Congress, to make sure that criticism of Israel is punished in the most visible way possible. Nadler, however, hasn't taken part in writing the resolution and hasn't now signed on to it, one of his aides said. And Rep. Juan Vargas of California, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee with Omar, called questioning US relations with Israel "unacceptable". Omar denies she is anti-Semitic, but those protestations have largely fallen short, and members of her own party are preparing a resolution that can only be understood as critical of her comments. "A dark day for Israel!" Talk show host role aside, she's my congresswoman and I'd like some answers.

Omar has received bipartisan criticism for her comments at a town hall event with fellow pro-Palestinian advocate Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

As reported by The New York Times, the congresswoman also "questioned why it was acceptable for her to speak critically about the political influence of the National Rifle Association, fossil fuel industries and 'big pharma, ' but not the American Israel Public Affairs Committee", which she has criticized in the past.

Omar, who was also recently the target of an Islamaphobic display likening her to a Muslim terrorist, defended herself in a string of tweets on Sunday night. The senior Democratic aide said the resolution that will receive a vote Wednesday was drafted before ADL's letter was sent and that the ADL was aware of the forthcoming resolution before it sent its letter to Pelosi.

The declaration, supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comes after Omar's latest comments on Israel were decried by critics as anti-Semitic. "I am sure we agree on that!", Omar told Lowey, hinting that Lowey's support for Israel was not in the interests of her congressional district in NY. A spokesman for AIPAC told the New York Times, "the charge of dual loyalty not only raises the ominous specter of classic anti-Semitism, but it is also deeply insulting to the millions upon millions of patriotic Americans, Jewish and non-Jewish, who stand by our democratic ally, Israel".

Jayapal frequently refers to President Donald Trump as a racist, claiming his goal on immigration is "to make America pure in the sense of not having immigrants, not having folks of color here and shutting down every form of legal immigration, all to throw a bone to those people". Omar apologized for the tweets. But she does associate with one and I can't figure out why, especially since she clearly isn't always comfortable doing so.

Congresswoman Omar's detractors include fellow Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas, who said on Twitter that "questioning support for the US-Israel relationship is unacceptable".

"The idea that certain members of Congress seemingly believe it is acceptable to use historic anti-Semitic tropes accusing Jews of dual loyalty, despite the broad condemnation of the entire House Democratic leadership, is beyond me", Gottheimer said.

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