Adding to her anti-Semitic streak, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) retweeted on Thursday an anti-Jewish post that rebuked the claim from “the American Jewish establishment” that Israel is a democracy, a sentiment that Omar said this week makes her “almost chuckle.”
“The American Jewish establishment claims Israel is a democracy for all its citizens. But the nation state law classifies 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis as second class,” posted IfNotNow co-founder Max Berger. “And 4.7 million people live under Israeli military occupation or control without political or human rights.”
The American Jewish establishment claims Israel is a democracy for all its citizens. But the nation state law classifies 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis as second class.
And 4.7 million people live under Israeli military occupation or control without political or human rights. https://t.co/hggWCw9Pcr
— No More Billionaires 2020 (@maxberger) February 1, 2019
Sharing the post, Omar, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, added: “Many of them truly know this, but don’t want to accept it. In the same way many Americans knew separate yet equal was immoral but remained silent until brave few were silent no more. They can attack, spin my words and vilify me, but they will not succeed in silencing me!”
In response, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) shared an anti-Semitic voice mail his office received on Thursday, where the caller accused the Jewish congressman of calling “everybody anti-Semitic when it comes to you people who have murdered black people systematically, enslaved them” and that he was “worse than Hitler.”
This new VM just came into my office. @IlhanMN, this is just another day in my world as an American Jew in Congress. Would love to know what part of this hate filled, anti-Semitic rant you disagree with? I disagree with all of it. Do you? pic.twitter.com/4WoJqiATCf
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 31, 2019
Omar called the voice message “heinous and hateful,” and offered Zeldin the opportunity to discuss how to fight religious bigotry over Somali tea.
Zeldin accepted the offer. A time for a meeting between the two has yet to be announced.