Rep. Omar Apologizes For Tweet About Israel “Hypnotizing The World”

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Rep. Ilhan Omar expressed regret for saying in a 2012 tweet that “Israel has hypnotized the world” while doing “evil,” saying she had not realized her words would be offensive to Jewish people.

Omar responded in a series of tweets early Tuesday to New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss, who had written a column criticizing the freshman lawmaker after Omar defended her remarks in an interview, saying, “Those unfortunate words were the only ones I could think about expressing at that moment.”

Hi @bariweiss,

You are correct when you say,

“Perhaps Ms. Omar is sincerely befuddled and not simply deflecting”

“In all sincerity, it was after my CNN interview that I heard from Jewish orgs. that my use of the word ‘Hypnotize’ and the ugly sentiment it holds was offensive,” Omar wrote in a tweet directed at Weiss.

 

“It’s now apparent to me that I spent lots of energy putting my 2012 tweet in context and little energy is disavowing the anti-semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive,” Omar wrote.

“With that said, it is important to distinguish between criticizing a military action by a government and attacking a particular people of faith,” Omar wrote. “I will not shy away of criticism of any government when I see injustice — whether it be Saudi Arabia, Somalia, even our own government!”

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

13 COMMENTS

  1. Only problem with that logic is: what other country in the world was formed after its forming citizens families were decimated via slaughter based solely on religion whereby that state became known as the “XYZ religion” state versus by its country legal name? Anti-Israel and Anti-Zionism= Anti Semitism.

  2. I really don’t know why everyone is screaming anti-Semitism. Shes an arab /muslim. Her whole life shes been taught Israel is the enemy. They stole our land. What do you expect her to say Thank you for bombing Gaza.

    • A brainwashed antisemite is also an antisemite. Furthermore, she’s living in a country with freedom of speech and freedom of the press. If she still chooses to believe lies about a worldwide Jewish conspiracy, that’s on her.

  3. She didn’t realize?! I guess there is no iq required for congress. Push the envelope as far as you can and when you take some heat ,make a phony apology and all is well

  4. Coin-op brand of dead beat elected official.

    Knesset is our mind in the holy land. It is Zion. What do you have to put forward to dramatize your anti-semitic branded hard wrathful wrong? This is the mind of the people and the working graded worth of a culture agreed to fit wise its borders.

    We have noted them since biblical time. There is no deficit what the knesset does. It is an entity and the governing is Hashem’s bet the kingdom its good.

    I can wonder what Minnesota wants in the congress of the USA. This one is bat unorganized and wrong to our conversation of good faith in America.

    Well. Such again. Funny year.

  5. B”H President Trump is taking care of things brilliantly although Fake News is covering everything up for the time being – may Hashem continue giving him loads of siyatta Dishmaya and protect him and his family. In another few weeks this Arab woman is gone gone gone.

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