‘Enormous’ Grassroots Movement Behind Rep. Omar Weakened Democratic Rebuke

Absurd 'Anti-Hate' Resolution Is a Disgrace

The movement has been fueled by a wave of youthful activists, including many Jews aligning with Muslims. Of note, the pro-Israel group does not make donations to political candidates. Congress has never experienced this kind of furor involving a Muslim member accused of anti-Semitism.

The House passed the resolution in a 407-23 vote, with Democrats attempting to overcome a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year's elections.

The original resolution focused more on denouncing anti-Semitism but morphed into a resolution condemning various other forms of bigotry against minorities in the U.S. She also said that Jewish legislators who support Israel have a "allegiance to a foreign country".

I, too, was upset by Omar's remarks.

"We are appalled, but not surprised, that President Trump has once again demonstrated dishonesty, hypocrisy, and willingness to use anti-Semitism and Israel as a political football", said Halie Soifer of the Jewish Democratic Council of America.

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the Democratic Party of being anti-Israel and anti-Jewish, a day after the US House of Representatives passed a revised resolution condemning bigotry, instead of the originally drafted resolution which focused exclusively on antisemitism.

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She continued: "Our nation is having a hard conversation and we believe this is great progress". Republicans who voted against it complained it had been watered down. Gold said the pressure for a resolution against Omar came from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), "which claims to be a civil rights organization while actually being involved in spying on activists in place like Ferguson [Missouri], is directly involved in Islamophobic trainings in cities and for police forces and is behind numerous times that USA police forces are sent over to Israel to train with the Israeli military".

Trump proclaims himself as Israel's closest ally, having moved the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and forged a close alliance with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"If that isn't allegiance to a foreign government, I don't know what is", Gold told hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou.

However, that sort of excusing deference and laughable benefit of the doubt appear to be reserved for Omar; in the past, Pelosi has used President Trump's words and actions most definitely to define his actual beliefs. The ad - which featured images of billionaire philanthropist George Soros, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and then-Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, all of whom are Jewish - was "the most anti-Semitic TV ad in American history", Raskin said.

Tim Alberta, the Politico reporter who interviewed her, slammed her for trying to "avoid owning" her comments.

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