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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Anti-Semitism on Capitol Hill

In Defying the Odds, we discuss troubling strains of extremism in both parties.

Caleb Ecarma at Mediaite:
After criticizing the pro-Israel lobby in American politics, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) retweeted a post accusing her of antisemitism Sunday night. 
Omar’s initial tweet, accusing U.S. politicians of being beholden to Israeli money, drew criticism for what many saw as anti-Semitism.



“I’m one of those American Jews who opposes the occupation, laments Israel’s anti-democratic drift, and doesn’t regard the country as especially central to my Jewish identity,” wrote Politico Magazine editor Joshua Zeitz in response. “And I know exactly what the congresswoman meant. She might as well call us hook-nosed.”
Omar retweeted that criticism, before quickly removing it, but a screenshot of the shared post was caught by several Twitter users.