Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hasn’t had a good month. Her anti-Semitic remarks prompted a rebuke, albeit a cowardly one, from her own party. President Trump has even called for her to resign. And she was just humiliated by her sworn enemy.
Speaking via video to attendees of the annual AIPAC conference, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Those who seek to defame this great organization AIPAC, those who seek to undermine American support for Israel, they must be confronted.”
AIPAC, which stands for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is the most prominent organization supporting a strong alliance between America and Israel and stands strongly against anti-Semitism. Netanyahu is a beloved figure in this community.
“Despite what they claim, they do not merely criticize the policies of Israel’s government,” Netanyahu continued. “They do something else. They spew venom that has long been directed at the Jewish people.” His pointed criticism sent Omar into meltdown mode.
In a massive thread of tweets, Omar began by posting, “At this year’s AIPAC conference, the topic PM Netanyahu chose to focus on was…me.” She then went on the attack against Netanyahu and the Republican Party.
Omar accused Netanyahu of allying himself with the “KKK of Israel” and even played the victim card by claiming the Israeli prime minister and the GOP “want to make this about one Muslim-American refugee’s views.” No, Ilhan, people just want you to be held accountable.
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