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Washington - House Chairman Issues Warning After Anti-Semitic Provocative Tweet

Published on: February 11, 2019 01:12 PM
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., center, walks through the halls of the Capitol Building in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., center, walks through the halls of the Capitol Building in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Washington - A powerful House chairman is warning members of his panel that anti-Semitism will not be tolerated after a freshman member sparked a bipartisan backlash to a tweet criticizing an American organization that supports Israel.

Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel in a statement Monday did not directly mention Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tweet, in which she said that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is paying members of Congress to support the Jewish state. But Engel said he finds it “shocking to hear a member of Congress invoke the anti-Semitic trope of ‘Jewish money.’” He said he will emphasize to committee members of both parties that the American-Israeli relationship is important.

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Omar’s tweet sparked a bipartisan backlash. Some lawmakers called on Democrats to remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee.



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 Feb 11, 2019 at 01:28 PM hashomer Says:

Every Jew (even the anti-Israel alt-yidden kapos) should realize the threat presented by the sick confluence of white nationalists GOP fascists with 'lefty' Dems like Airhead Of Course and this pro-islamic terror monger. All Jews are under attack right now. Time to FIGHT BACK!

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 01:35 PM house intelligence Says:

The House Democrats' leadership on Monday blasted Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's suggestion on Sunday that support for Israel on Capitol Hill is driven by money. "Congresswoman Omar's use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel's supporters is deeply offensive," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and other top Democratic lawmakers in a statement. "We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments."

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 01:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Every Jew (even the anti-Israel alt-yidden kapos) should realize the threat presented by the sick confluence of white nationalists GOP fascists with 'lefty' Dems like Airhead Of Course and this pro-islamic terror monger. All Jews are under attack right now. Time to FIGHT BACK!

Jews are not under attack now. (They were 3 months ago in Pittsburgh by MAGA Bombers) Read her Statement, not a single word of "JEW" Many Orthodox are Anti Israel just like her. It doesnt make them anti-semites. In fact most Jewish Trump voters are anti Israel. Most frumme voted for Trump based on Educated numbers. Most frumme live in BP,Wili,Monroe etc and they are Anti-Zionists.

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 01:42 PM hashomer is a deranged supporter of the Jew hating democrats Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Every Jew (even the anti-Israel alt-yidden kapos) should realize the threat presented by the sick confluence of white nationalists GOP fascists with 'lefty' Dems like Airhead Of Course and this pro-islamic terror monger. All Jews are under attack right now. Time to FIGHT BACK!

typical deranged moron this is about the Jew hating anti Israel democrats who will soon be the majority of the democrat party and you will probably still vote for them Jews are under attack by the anti Israel leftists who are supported by the democrat party it's the dems who are commie fascists who are against religious freedom and are all for turning America into a socialist h*llhole

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 01:51 PM hashomer Says:

CALL THE WITCH'S OFFICE AND STAND UP! 612-333-1272. They count calls. Don't be a SHEEP. Stand up to this attack on all of us!

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 02:00 PM Reb Yid Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Every Jew (even the anti-Israel alt-yidden kapos) should realize the threat presented by the sick confluence of white nationalists GOP fascists with 'lefty' Dems like Airhead Of Course and this pro-islamic terror monger. All Jews are under attack right now. Time to FIGHT BACK!

How?

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 02:19 PM abilenetx Says:

What do you expect, the people who voted her in knew who she was and what her opinions are about Israel, can you imagine what she thinks about countries that work together with Israel, to create a peaceful situation, such as a win-win situation. Keep on voting for hate people and guess what you will get a lot of hate, don't worry they will not remove her from the committee so get ready for a hate, hate vote from her all the time. Ho Hum another loving peaceful representation of the people she represents, can you imagine who voted for her and what they think????

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 03:04 PM Cricket Says:

Newsflash to Omar: you’re not out in the common public now where any millineal can tweet any rubbish. You’re a publicly elected official representing Americans and will be held to that standard.

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 Feb 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM Anonymous Says:

To #3- You are an ignoramus; her comments were not just directed to Israel, but to "Jewish money". Where do you think "Jewish money" comes from? Does it come from goyim? Her comments were similar to Der Stuermer, which the National Socialists used to print during the 1930's and 1940's. Her comments were clearly aimed at the Jewish community, period!

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