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'Absolutely Shameful': Rep. King Blasts Rep. Omar for Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

'Absolutely Shameful': Rep. King Blasts Rep. Omar for Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

"Omar has many colleagues who've modeled how to strike this balance for years: supporting Israel's security &legitimacy &close US-Isr ties, supporting 2 states for 2 peoples, criticizing each side when warranted, differing with/Trump's approach that helps entrench the conflict", Shapiro tweeted.

Dan Shapiro, the USA ambassador to Israel during the Obama administration, harshly criticized Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar for saying that Jewish groups buy support for Congress to be pro-Israel, saying in a tweet that her comments are "a vile anti-Semitic trope [that] need to be condemned by all in our party".

Omar has previously expressed regret over a 2012 tweet in which she claimed Israel was "hypnotizing" the world.

However, Omar has defended her views on Israel, saying she finds it "exciting" that her views are sparking debate.

The Republicans also accused the Democratic Party leadership of encouraging "hate speech and intolerance towards Israel".

AIPAC is the largest pro-Israel lobby group in the United States and a constant target for antisemitic conspiracy theorists. "I think it is actually exciting because we are finally able to have conversations that we weren't really willing to before", she told CNN.

Others have defended Omar and Tlaib, contending their positions are being "twisted" into anti-Semitism when, in fact, their condemnation is confined to the Israeli government, not Jews generally.




Clinton vowed to calll Omar's office on Monday to discuss the issue with her further.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is not a political action committee, does not make campaign contributions to politicians, but its individual members can make donations, and the organization spends millions on lobbying efforts for pro-Israel legislation every year.

Contacts for Jarrett and Obama did not immediately respond to a Daily Wire inquiry.

Even Chelsea Clinton accused Omar of anti-Semitism.

"I know Congresswoman Omar, I don't believe that she would harbor those sorts of views as they've been characterized", he continued. "She might as well call us hooked-nosed".

Omar has responded to the criticisms in part by telling Chelsea Clinton: "We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies. I look forward to building an inclusive movement for justice with you".

MI congresswoman Tlaib said on Saturday that she wanted to highlight "issues such as racism and Israel's violations of the Palestinians' human rights".