Yesterday, March 4, a member of the house of representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once again defended the Congresswoman from Minnesota Ilhan Omar after her comments about Israel, which many, including her fellow Democrats, have called anti-Semitic.
In February, the first in the history of the USA the legislator-a Muslim, a native of Somalia, Ilhan Omar was at the center of a scandal after he said that Israel is the occupier in the Palestinian territories. Then she apologized for saying that, adding that analyzed the criticism.
This weekend Omar has made several statements that many newly-called anti-Semitic. According to Congresswoman, American politicians are forced to give “allegiance” to Israeli leaders.
“To speak out against Netanyahu and the occupation is not the same as being an anti-Semite, — the politician wrote on Twitter in response to criticism. — Thanks to like-minded Jews who think so too, and wasn’t afraid to speak”.
Tomorrow, March 6, Democrats want to introduce a Resolution condemning the position of Omar.
“It’s troubling that a member of the house of representatives Omar continues to perpetuate anti-Semitic stereotypes that distort our Jewish community, wrote on Twitter member of the house of representatives, Democrat from California Juan Vargas. — Israel remains a staunch ally of the United States due to common interests and values of our countries. I condemn her comments and think she needs to apologize for his offensive comments“.
However, not all colleagues have turned against the representatives of the 5th district of Minnesota. For example, another young Congresswoman — Ocasio-Cortez — supported it.
“Many members of the Democratic party argue that the debate plus debates on this issue are fair and worthy of attention, — the politician noted. — This position is a retreat from that?“
Cortez repeatedly defended Omar in recent weeks: she criticized President trump when he called for the resignation policy of a beginner, despite her apology.
“Unlike this President, member of the house of representatives Ilhan Omar has demonstrated the ability to apologize, to use this opportunity to learn the history of anti-Semitism plus with it to grow and clarify its position, “wrote cortés.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended his colleague Ilhan Omar, which was accused of anti-Semitism updated: March 5, 2019 author: Katerina Moskalets