House Democrats drafting resolution on anti-Semitism after fresh Omar comments

Top Foreign Affairs Dem Rebukes Jew-Hater Ilhan Omar For “Vile Anti-Semitic Slur”

"In this administration + all others, we should actively check antisemitism, anti-blackness, homophobia, racism, and all other forms of bigotry", tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.

House Democrats are planning to put forward a resolution on Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism, following repeated remarks by Omar suggesting that the allegiance of American Jews is primarily with Israel, The Times of Israel reported Monday.

Omar is one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress and is the first Somali-American in Congress.

"One of the things that is hurtful about the extent to which reprimand is sought of Ilhan is that no one seeks this level of reprimand when members make statements about Latinx + other communities (during the shutdown, a GOP member yelled "Go back to Puerto Rico!" on the floor)", said the congresswoman in a Twitter thread.

In the past she has claimed that Israel's relationship with the United States was "all about the Benjamins", which drew criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.

Omar's remarks have inflamed Democratic divisions over Israel, and Trump lobbed a tweet into the uproar. "A dark day for Israel!"

According to critics, Omar's comments played into a long-standing attack that Jews can not be considered loyal citizens of their home countries - and they came after two previous occasions where Omar apologized for making comments with anti-Semitic overtones in the course of criticizing Israeli government policy.

"To me, it's something that becomes created to end the debate because you get in this space of - yes, I know what intolerance looks like and I'm sensitive when someone says, 'The words you used Ilhan, are resemblance of intolerance.' And I am cautious of that and I feel pained by that", she added.

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The firestorm erupted over comments Omar made last week in a Washington, D.C., bookstore in which she accused supporters of Israel of "allegiance to a foreign country", which has historically been used as anti-Semitic charge against Jewish citizens in an attempt to question their loyalty. The measure is part of the Democrats' pushback against Omar for suggesting last week that American supporters of Israel have conflicted allegiances.

The text of the resolution isn't settled, the aide said, and it's unclear whether it will mention Omar specifically. The poster included a photo of the burning World Trade Center and a photo of the Muslim congresswoman below it. "We need to stand up to it in every way we possibly can".

According to critics, Omar's comments Wednesday played into a long-standing anti-Semitic attack that Jews can not be considered loyal citizens of their home countries.

Her comments sparked outrage from members of Congress, with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel calling them "unacceptable and deeply offensive". Ocasio-Cortez has come to the defense of Omar, who is facing criticism for her recent comments about Israel.

Omar has taken heavy fire for her remarks over the last week, which ultimately culminated in Monday night's resolution. The issue of dual loyalty has always been a sensitive issue for many U.S. Jews who support Israel, insisting that they are first and foremost American though working to safeguard Israeli interests.

That's why Trump jumped into the fray overnight. "I hope my colleagues will join me in doing the same", Omar insisted.

Though Democrats have made it clear that Omar's committee assignments are safe for now, prominent leaders have publicly rebuked the freshman congresswoman for a series of anti-Semitic attacks.

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