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WASHINGTON — Newly elected Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar suggested on Sunday that Jewish money was behind American elected officials’ support for Israel, sparking widespread condemnation and fresh allegations of anti-Semitism.

“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted, reacting to another tweet from the prominent journalist Glenn Greenwald, who said it was “stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans,” referring to McCarthy’s pledge.

Benjamins are a slang term for $100 bills, which feature US founding father Benjamin Franklin.

When one journalist followed up by saying she wondered who Omar thought was paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, Omar responded: “AIPAC!,”  referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

While the pro-Israel lobby wields considerable influence in Washington, it does not contribute to campaigns, nor does it make endorsements.

Members of the American Jewish community, including from the left, criticized Omar’s comments Sunday as blatantly anti-Semitic.

The American Jewish Committee slammed her remarks and called on her to apologize.

“Suggesting that a Jewish organization is buying off American politicians is both demonstrably false and stunningly anti-Semitic. American politicians are pro-Israel because Americans are,” AJC said in a tweet.

Michael Koplow, policy director for the Israel Policy Forum, which backs a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tweeted that it was “stunning that @IlhanMN is spending her first few weeks as a Congresswoman spreading anti-Semitic tropes about moneyed Jews buying off elected officials, particularly after what was clearly a bullshit walk back of the ‘hypnotized the world’ tweet.”

 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/muslim-lawmaker-ilhan-omar-suggests-jewish-money-behind-us-support-of-israel/

 

 

 

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Matangi

Ilhan Omar apologized for the misread of her statements that were in defence of the oft-overlooked Palestinian people. You understand this context don't you? I could call some Zionists dangerous people for Palestinians, just as she could be labeled anti-Semite for considering the collateral damage.

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Melech
2 minutes ago, Matangi said:

Ilhan Omar apologized for the misread of her statements that were in defence of the oft-overlooked Palestinian people. You understand this context don't you? I could call some Zionists dangerous people for Palestinians, just as she could be labeled anti-Semite for considering the collateral damage.

No excuse to fall back in antisemitic rhetoric implying Jews are buying politicians. You can criticize without doing that. 

Your example has nothing to do with that Omar said. 

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Matangi
Just now, Melech said:

No excuse to fall back in antisemitic rhetoric implying Jews are buying politicians.

Your example has nothing to do with that Omar said. 

I agree it was a wrong move on her part, but the issue she is addressing is a valid one. And no, not all Americans are pro-Israel, and thus not all American politicians should be pro-Israel. That's simply not true.

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Whispering

She has much to learn, or she will be disciplined by the Sr. Democrats. An apology and the statement by the Democratic Leaders is a starting point that happened in a timely manner. 

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Melech
Just now, Matangi said:

I agree it was a wrong move on her part, but the issue she is addressing is a valid one. And no, not all Americans are pro-Israel, and thus not all American politicians should be pro-Israel. That's simply not true.

Addressing a valid point (in your opinion) still doesn’t excuse that. 

And of course. A democracy lives from different opinions, but that also means that people who don’t share that opinion can criticize it. 

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Morphine Prince

Honestly don’t think it was intended to be anti-semitic. 

But since some were offended, then apology was adequate. 

However, 

that lobby does indeed LOBBY for their cause. The criticism of it is adequate. 

Glad she stood her ground. Israel is no exception to anything and everyone should be free to criticize it. 

 

 

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Matangi
Just now, Melech said:

Addressing a valid point (in your opinion) still doesn’t excuse that. 

And of course. A democracy lives from different opinions, but that also means that people who don’t share that opinion can criticize it. 

And Rep. Omar's opinion was expressed in a massively flawed way. However, it would be foolish for you to dismiss criticism of Israel because of her misstep. Many Muslim and Palestinian people have ZERO media coverage, have ZERO support and have absolutely no recognition in American or Israeli discourse. That is what shouldn't be removed from this conversation.

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Melech
1 minute ago, Matangi said:

And Rep. Omar's opinion was expressed in a massively flawed way. However, it would be foolish for you to dismiss criticism of Israel because of her misstep. Many Muslim and Palestinian people have ZERO media coverage, have ZERO support and have absolutely no recognition in American or Israeli discourse. That is what shouldn't be removed from this conversation.

And that flawed way should and needs to be criticized, no matter what. 

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Matangi
1 minute ago, Melech said:

And that flawed way should and needs to be criticized, no matter what. 

Right.

We can imagine that she was saying something anti-semitic because she is a racist person like you seem to imply, or we can look at the context and see that she is an African Muslim woman who misspoke when aiming to represent the underrepresented in the Middle East. Which seems more likely?

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Matangi

ISRAEL IS NOT ABOVE CRITICISM! AMERICAN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL IS NOT ABOVE CRITICISM! 

THE STATE OF ISRAEL HAS REPEATED COMMITTED INTERNATIONAL VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

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Melech
3 minutes ago, Matangi said:

Right.

We can imagine that she was saying something anti-semitic because she is a racist person like you seem to imply, or we can look at the context and see that she is an African Muslim woman who misspoke when aiming to represent the underrepresented in the Middle East. Which seems more likely?

Anyone can be antisemitic, honey :laughga: 

and i never implied she is racist. But she used antisemitic rhetoric. I don’t really think she is antisemitic, she is just uneducated about Jewish issues. 

 

 

3 minutes ago, Matangi said:

ISRAEL IS NOT ABOVE CRITICISM! AMERICAN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL IS NOT ABOVE CRITICISM! 

 

and no one said otherwise. 

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Matangi
4 minutes ago, Melech said:

 and no one said otherwise. 

 

honey, you should go ahead and quote the last part, cause that's where the real stakes are at.

"THE STATE OF ISRAEL HAS REPEATEDLY COMMITTED INTERNATIONAL VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS."

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Melech
1 minute ago, Matangi said:

honey, you should go ahead and quote the last part, cause that's where the real stakes are at.

"THE STATE OF ISRAEL HAS REPEATEDLY COMMITTED INTERNATIONAL VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS."

That’s irrelevant to the topic and would just go off topic now.

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lego

She is attacked from all sides because she’s black and Muslim woman (in hijab) in congress. Where was this outrage when same McCarthy said this:

 

 

 

I knew this thread would be created tho. She said nothing wrong, Benjamins (referring to Netanyahu and money from lobbyists???) and AIPAC, but sure, read more into it, because it’s her. AIPAC is not just money from Jewish Zionists, it’s also from Evangelical Christian Zionists who are supporting Israel because of end of times. And no one calls them antisemitic! 

 

Also Clinton’s daughter and her hypocrisy:

 

 

 

there’s a  tweet for everything. 

 

 

 

It's not easy love, but you've got friends you can trust
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