Congresswoman Omar accuses the Jews in America of paying Congress to support Israel. She particularly accuses AIPAC (American-Israel Affairs Committee) of paying Congressional members money.
Not only is this an attack on Jews but it is an attack on all Congressmen, Congresswomen and and Senators who support Israel America’s only ally and Democracy in the Middle East.
This accusation against AIPAC and Jews is untrue. AIPAC makes no payments to Congressmen, Congresswomen or Senators. It is ironic Omar accuses Jews of what amounts to un-American behavior even though recent polls indicate 76% of them have supported Democrats in the past. She might just as well accuse ‘Christians United for Israel’, some 35 million Evangelicals and 72% of Americans (based on a recent poll) who also support Israel of un- American behavior. This is just one more type of blood libel against the Jewish people.
What is so disturbing is neither House Speaker Pelosi or Senator Schumer have criticized Omar publicly. (“Silence in the face of evil is evil”). What should send shivers down the spines of American Jews is Pelosi’s recent appointed of Omar a confirmed Anti-Semite and anti Israeli to the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. This powerful committee oversees foreign aid and national security issues. We can be sure Omar will attack Israel and Jews at every opportunity she gets.
This is not the Democrat Party of my youth.
Freshman Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar ignited a new controversy on Sunday night when she suggested GOP support for Israel is driven by campaign donations from a prominent pro-Israel group.
Omar singled out AIPAC, one of the most influential lobbying groups in Washington, as the source of those donations.
Omar’s comments touched upon a long-running, and particularly ugly, thread of the anti-Semitic movement — that Jewish money fuels backing for Israel in the United States and elsewhere. A freshman Democrat, Max Rose of New York, said, “Congresswoman Omar’s statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself.”
And the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee is a non-profit that doesn’t donate directly to candidates. AIPAC, however, does relentlessly push a pro-Israeli message on Capitol Hill and inside the executive branch, and its members donate to pro-Israel lawmakers and candidates while seeking to defeat those it considers a threat to U.S.-Israeli relations.
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is from Ilhan Omar’s Facebook page.