Rep. Ilhan Omar, who once caused outrage by claiming that "Israel has hypnotized the world," was re-ignited Sunday when he claimed that a pro-Israel lobby paid out American politicians.
Legislators on both sides of the gait challenged them when they tweeted that in the relationship between the United States and Israel, "everything is about the Benjamins".
As Batya Ungar-Sargon, the editor of The Forward, said, "I would like to know who @IlhanMN believes that American politicians are paid to be pro-Israeli. " replied the Minnesota Democrat ," AIPAC "- the American Public Affairs Committee in Israel.
A fellow Democrat, Max Rose (Staten Island / Brooklyn) on Twitter "If anyone uses hateful and offensive tropes against people of any faith, I will not remain silent." Comments by Congressman Omar are for Jews, including to myself, profoundly painful. "
The Republican Jewish coalition demanded that parliamentary speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) take action, wondering if the Democrats were" spitting up "the hateful anti-Semitism spewed by one of your festive members?
Omar, a Somali-born Muslim woman, gave her "Benjamin's note" in response to a tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald, who criticized the minority leader of Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Against Omar and another Muslim representative, Michigans Rashida Tlaib, proceed because of their alleged anti-Semitic utterances.