Congressmember Ilhan Omar’s Criticism of Israeli Lobby and AIPAC Is Not Anti-Semitic (Where Glenn Greenwald talks common sense)

By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, Published February 11, 2019

In Condemning Ilhan Omar, Democrats Have Proved Her Right (starting on Page 5)

Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing criticism today after commenting on a tweet by Glenn Greenwald. On Sunday, Greenwald tweeted, “GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.”

Rep. Omar retweeted his post and added the line: “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.” She later named AIPAC as the organization paying American politicians to be pro-Israel. We content that criticism of  AIPAC and Israeli Lobby is not anti-Semitic and recommend reading the relevant portion of this interview to see why.


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