In a recent interview with Yahoo News, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) revealed both an astonishing ignorance about American foreign policy and renewed questions about her anti-Semitism, which at this point appears increasingly probable. Yahoo asked Omar, “How can America work productively towards a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians?”
Omar responded, “By having an equal approach to both. Most of the things that have always been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other and we mask it with a conversation that’s about justice and a two-state solution when you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other.”
When asked to provide examples of such policies, Omar responded, “Our relationship really, with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see Israel institute, um, law that recognizes it as a Jewish state and does not recognize, um, the other religions that are living in it and we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East, I almost chuckle because I know that if, you know, we see that in any other society we would criticize it, or any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia. And so I am aggravated truly in those contradictions.”
Omar’s answer was predictably starved of reason and facts. Shrouded as a mere critique of Israel, the primary thrust of Omar’s response was that the country’s existence as both a Jewish state and a democracy is problematic, if not impossible; that the U.S.-Israeli alliance harms relations between Muslims and the United States; and that the state of Israel is comparable to Iran, the world’s largest state-sponsor of terror.
It would be easy and perhaps forgiving task to chalk such commentary up to simple ignorance. However, given Omar’s past comments regarding the Jewish state, to dismiss her most recent insights as merely uninformed gibberish would evince a repeated failure to condemn what can only be anti-Semitism. (Read more from “Latest Ilhan Omar Interview Adds Weight to Charges She’s Anti-Jew” HERE)