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Friday, February 12, 2021
Omar Slammed For Anti-Jewish, Anti-Israel Stance
Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Chair Mark Levenson, Esq. released the following statement:
The ZOA strongly opposes, condemns, and urges the retraction of the outrageous appointment of vicious antisemite, Israel-basher and anti-Israel-BDS-promoter Ilhan Omar to be Vice Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights.
Omar should certainly not be elevated to her new leadership position – which will give her an even bigger platform for spewing her hateful antisemitism, Israel-bashing and promotion of boycotts against the Middle East’s only human-rights-loving democracy, Israel.
Rep. Omar is infamous for her numerous anti-Jewish, anti-American, and anti-Israel statements and legislative actions. For instance, Omar:
falsely tweeted that Israel is “evil” and an “apartheid regime”;
tweeted the antisemitic trope that Congress only supports Israel for money (“It’s all about the Benjamins, baby”);
tweeted on November 5, 2020, falsely accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in a “direct violation of international law” that left “an entire community homeless” that “will likely experience lifelong trauma” and demanded that the U.S. should not “bankroll” Israel’s actions. In fact, Israel simply lawfully removed seven Bedouin tents and eight pens that were illegally pitched in a firing zone in the Jordan Valley. The tents were unlawful temporary creations pitched for anti-Israel propaganda purposes; they were not homes in a real community.
wrote to a judge to demand “compassion” and lighter sentences for convicted ISIS terrorists;
belittled 9/11 and laughed about al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and al-Shabaab terrorists;
blamed supposed U.S. “involvement in other people’s affairs” for terrorism against innocent Americans;
lied to her constituents by denying her BDS support to initially get elected, and then promoting BDS in Congress, including sponsoring an outrageous Congressional resolution to support anti-Jewish, anti-Israel boycotts, that analogizes such antisemitic boycotts to anti-Nazi boycotts;
was only one of two legislators who voted against her state’s anti-BDS bill;
employed Mahyar Sorour as her senior legislative assistant and Leadership Board candidate for NIAC – Iran’s apparent lobbying arm in the U.S.;
called Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s existence a problem; and
stated that the danger to Americans is “white men” – not Islamic terrorists.
ZOA’s analysis of Omar’s Federal Election Commission filings revealed that Omar is funded by the worst anti-Israel propagandists and haters. Omar also speaks for anti-Israel CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator for funding Hamas.