What Did Rep Ilhan Omar Say?

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Oh, don't get me wrong, Russiagate is utter horseshit. I'm just saying, hating whole countries is not particularly rare.
It's not. On that we can agree. Though I should point out I didn't even accuse her of hating Israel (though I strongly suspect she does). Simply of being anti-Israel - which means she is opposed to Israel. And based on her language - I do not believe one could make a reasonable argument to suggest otherwise.
 
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I know from experience that anytime the actions of the government of Israel is questioned, then there is a hair trigger response from those who defend the government of israel and “anti-Semite” is the label they use.

President Trump openly promoted banning entrance to the US if a person is a member of the Muslim religion and that didn’t cause a shitstorm from the right.

The Palestinians are living as permanant refugees and basically no hope of improving their situation. The government of israel has evicted non-Jews and bulldozed thier homes. The international community has condemned the actions of israel but the US has always provided a veto.

The US supports Israel with money, intel, and weapons. Therefore US taxpayers are at least partially responsible for the actions of the government of Israel and have a right to question what we are supporting.


If the the palistinians were treated more humanely and compassionately then that would ease tensions and also make it less easy when it comes to the recruitment of gihadists worldwide.

It is important to note that all jews do not support the hardline tactics of the government of israel but they are not anti-semites.

To me, the people are first to proclaim “anti-Semite” are the ones who prefer not to have an honest discussion about what the situation is over there.

The US has all kinds of racist policies. Just look at how disprportinate the percentages are when it comes to putting people in jail. Black men (American citizens) are more likely to get pulled over by the police. The right is not crying “racism” about that. Instead they have shamelessly ramped up thier voter suppression and gerrymandering efforts.
 

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little-known fact, Israel was basically opposed to the war of aggression in Iraq. So they might suck, but they're better than us.
 
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little-known fact, Israel was basically opposed to the war of aggression in Iraq. So they might suck, but they're better than us.
If that's true it's likely due to the fact Iraq served as a counter-weight to Iran. So I wouldn't give them too much credit for that as it's likely rooted in national interests instead of moral ones.
 
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Lets not forget as @Babba posted for me, omar apologized. So even she realizes the shit she saod came off as antisemetic.

Shes also spoken for groups that have supported terrorists groups and she did a 180 on BDS
She came off as anti-semetic in the personal opinion of SOME people.
Not exactly the end of the world.
 
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That’s nowhere in there.
Ilhan Omar on Twitter: "Israel has hypnotized the world ...
https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/269488770066313216
Nov 16, 2012 · Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel. 9:15 AM - 16 Nov 2012. 2,657 Retweets 3,163 Likes 12,831 replies 2,657 retweets 3,163 likes. Reply. Retweet. Retweeted. Like. Liked. New conversation
 
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OK, that's easy. Social media is forever, not that I expect it will change your view on her:

Ilhan Omar on Twitter: "Israel has hypnotized the world ...
https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/269488770066313216
Nov 16, 2012 · Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel. 9:15 AM - 16 Nov 2012. 2,657 Retweets 3,163 Likes 12,831 replies 2,657 retweets 3,163 likes. Reply. Retweet. Retweeted. Like. Liked. New conversation
 
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This was the speech she was accusing of saying anti Semitic comments that caused the latest issue firestorm. If you have anything else, link it.
Again, her tweet:

Ilhan Omar on Twitter: "Israel has hypnotized the world ...
https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/269488770066313216
Nov 16, 2012 · Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel. 9:15 AM - 16 Nov 2012. 2,657 Retweets 3,163 Likes 12,831 replies 2,657 retweets 3,163 likes. Reply. Retweet. Retweeted. Like. Liked. New conversation
 
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OK, that's easy. Social media is forever, not that I expect it will change your view on her:

Ilhan Omar on Twitter: "Israel has hypnotized the world ...
https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/269488770066313216
Nov 16, 2012 · Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel. 9:15 AM - 16 Nov 2012. 2,657 Retweets 3,163 Likes 12,831 replies 2,657 retweets 3,163 likes. Reply. Retweet. Retweeted. Like. Liked. New conversation
Wht do i get the message "this page does not exist" when i click on your link?
 
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