Rep. Omar: ‘I Almost Chuckle’ When Israel Is Called ‘A Democracy’

Lee Zeldin left and Ilhan Omar have been feuding on Twitter over Omar’s support of the boycott Israel movement

Lee Zeldin left and Ilhan Omar have been feuding on Twitter over Omar’s support of the boycott Israel movement

"Crazy to watch what House Dems are empowering/elevating", he said of Rep.

The tweet read, "Just learned Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar was also put on this committee w oversight of U.S. foreign policy".

The tweet was met with criticism and Omar responded with a Twitter post of her own, writing: "Don't mind him, he is just waking up to the reality of having Muslim women as colleagues who know how to stand up to bullies! It's gonna be fun watching him lose his marbles".

"Those poor innocent ISIS fighters & Palestinian terrorists right?"

Omar was speaking during a recent interview when she was asked to comment on her previous comments that the Jewish State has "hypnotized the world".

'It's now apparent to me that I spent lots of energy putting my 2012 tweet in context and little energy is disavowing the anti-semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive.

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The 2018 midterm elections swept new congresspeople of different ethnicities and faiths into the House of Representatives. Since arriving on Capitol Hill in January, Omar has made headlines when she became the first woman to wear a hijab in the House of Representatives. "And so when I see Israel institute law that recognizes it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it and we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East, I nearly chuckle because I know that if, you know, we see that in any other society we would criticize it".

"How can America work to a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians in your opinion?"

Columnist Tarek Fatah wrote: 'Americ's first Hijabi Congresswoman Somalia-born Rep. @IlhanMN Omar continues her relentless Anti-Semitic attack on Israel, questioning its existence as a Jewish State and comparing it to Iran!'

Omar was recently appointed to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she will help craft U.S. foreign policy towards the Jewish State and other countries. And we mask it with a conversation about justice and a two-state solution.

'We still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I nearly chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out, ' Omar said.

Democratic Party leaders have insisted this week that Omar and fellow first-year left-wing Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib of MI are not antisemitic, despite statements by both that evoke Jewish stereotypes.

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