It figures that a bulbheaded Somali Moslem like Ilhan Omar would be the first major political figure to really ask some serious questions about America’s relationship with Israel. She was at it again questioning the pro-Israel lobby and lawmakers who support Israel no matter what.
I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel. I find that to be problematic and I am not alone. I just happen to be willing to speak up on it and open myself to attacks.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 3, 2019
House Democratic leaders plan to call for a vote on a resolution in response to remarks that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar made about Israel at a town hall event last week, a senior Democratic aide told USA TODAY.
Staffers from the offices of top Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., worked on the resolution condemning Omar’s remarks over the weekend but the text is still not final, the aide said. Pelosi plans to bring the resolution to the floor for a vote on Wednesday.
Omar, D-Minn., suggested Wednesday that the pro-Israel lobby pushes lawmakers to show “allegiance to a foreign country” and said the charge of anti-Semitism is “designed to end the debate” about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
The remark drew an angry response from House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., who demanded Omar apologize for what he considered a “vile, anti-Semitic slur” in a statement on Friday. Omar is a member of Engel’s committee.
Critics said Omar’s remarks played into old tropes casting doubt on the loyalty of American Jews.
Omar – who apologized for a different comment that was condemned as anti-Semitic last month – pushed back against the criticism in a series of tweets on Sunday. She gave no indication that she intended to apologize in response to the new accusation of anti-Semitism.
“I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel,” Omar tweeted. “I find that to be problematic and I am not alone. I just happen to be willing to speak up on it and open myself to attacks.”
She is not wrong. Why are lawmakers from both parties compelled to support Israel a foreign country? It indicates that the pro-Israel lobby has its tentacles in the American political system and are manipulating it for their own interests. If there was a pro-Russia group doing the same thing, the lawmakers connected to it would be called out as traitors.
Trump posted this tweet claiming that Omar’s stance represented a “dark day for Israel.”
Representative Ilhan Omar is again under fire for her terrible comments concerning Israel. Jewish groups have just sent a petition to Speaker Pelosi asking her to remove Omar from Foreign Relations Committee. A dark day for Israel!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2019
I guess it sort of is. Israel isn’t used to anybody in the American political system questioning their subversive activities.
But why is Israel so special? Why is AIPAC the biggest and most recognizable pro-Israel lobby group in the country allowed to operate unquestioned? These are important questions and it leads to the obvious answer that Jews are subverting America in the interest of their subversive tribe.
It looks like Nancy Pelosi is going to bring a resolution to the floor condemning anti-Semitism in response to this. But Omar is asking some valid questions and the fact that Pelosi feels the need to condemn anti-Semitism over this, proves Omar’s point of Jews and Israel having way too much influence over America’s political system.