The Israeli lawmaker condemned the freshman U.S. congresswoman based on tweets resulting in widespread accusations of anti-Semitism.
Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar hit the national political radar after 2012 tweets in which she accused “evil” Israel of “hypnotizing the world” and perpetrating an “apartheid” regime.
While Omar was roundly criticized for anti-Semitism after those tweets came to light, she refused to apologize for close to seven years. Omar also deceived voters about her anti-Israel positions before elections last fall, telling 1,000 attendees at a synagogue-hosted campaign event that she deems BDS “unhelpful” but admitting to the Muslimgirl.com website a week after her election victory that she has always supported boycotts of Israel.
After Omar’s recent statements about lobbyists paying off lawmakers to support Israel, Knesset member Naftali Bennett warned a visiting delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that Omar is an “anti-Semite, loud and clear.”