The comments of Ilhan Omar were labeled as anti-Semitic, when nothing of what she tweeted had to do with the Jewish community! Ilhan Omar is an Arab-american, as such, she is a part of the Semitic community! To suggest that her admonishment of AIPAC, a Jewish Lobby, is anti-Semitic counters her right to condemn an active lobbyist that influences Congress!
When Obama refused Netanyahu's request to increase aid to Israel from 3 billion to 4.3 billion, Congress set a precedence by inviting Netanyahu to bring his pleas to a Republican Congress!
For how long has America ignored Israeli aggression in the annexation of Palestinian lands... since 1948, seventy- one years ago?
The annexation of Palestinian land by the Israelis violates all International Laws, and yet the United States continues to support the annexation of land designated as Palestinian by doing nothing! The only instance where the United States did not veto a United Nation resolution against Israeli occurred in 2015, when Israel was falsely claiming that the nuclear Treaty with Iran and the G5 could not stop Iran's nuclear program! Nothing is further from the truth! During this particular time, Israel annexed another settlement of land occupied by Palestinians!
“Soon after President Truman took office, he appointed several experts to study the Palestinian issue. In the summer of 1946, Truman established a special cabinet committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Henry F. Grady, an Assistant Secretary of State, who entered into negotiations with a parallel British committee to discuss the future of Palestine. In May 1946, Truman announced his approval of a recommendation to admit 100,000 displaced persons into Palestine and in October publicly declared his support for the creation of a Jewish state. Throughout 1947, the United Nations Special Commission on Palestine examined the Palestinian question and recommended the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state. On November 29, 1947 the United Nations adopted Resolution 181 (also known as the Partition Resolution) that would divide Great Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into Jewish and Arab states in May 1948 when the British mandate was scheduled to end. Under the resolution, the area of religious significance surrounding Jerusalem would remain a corpus separatum under international control administered by the United Nations.”
Wherever the United States has intruded on the sovereignty of another State, chaos has ensued! Truman decided to recognize Israel as a State despite the growing discontent between Arab and Jews occupying Palestinian territory! Truman went against the Department of State's recommendation to introduce a Trusteeship to oversee the Jewish introduction into Palestine! Did the Jewish Community lobby Truman to recognize a State of Israel?
To call Ilhan Omar anti-Semitic, you must first ask what did she say that is a racist remark against Jews! She spoke out against lobbyists holding the reins of the United States Congress. Ilhan Omar said this... "AIPAC is no different than the other lobbyists controlling Congress"!
American principals are continuously the root cause of global upheaval! Lobbyists are free to do as they please, after all, Chief Justice Roberts enabled the use of the Benjamins by ruling Corporations and multi-millionaires had a First Amendment right to engage in the financial support of candidates holding or running for an elective office! The ruling was a game changer, thus the legal right for entities like AIPWC, the Jewish Lobby, Oil Industry, and Pharmaceuticals, etc. to introduce untold millions of ‘Benjamins’ into the political area a reality. Don't punish the Messenger for bringing forth the truth!