Radio Recap: More Anti-Semitism from Representative Omar | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register

ACLJ Profile Completion


Once again, in 2019, our Representatives have to vote on something that shouldn’t even be in question – this time anti-Semitism – but has to be addressed due to the words of one of their own members. It’s actually embarrassing.

Today on the show, we discussed Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who we already told you tweeted multiple anti-Semitic statements – and later gave a seemingly insincere apology – and her most recent anti-Israel comments.

Rep. Omar has essentially claimed she doesn’t hate Jewish people, but clearly stands against the Jewish state of Israel. Speaking at a bookstore last week, Omar said: “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.”

This might seem like an innocuous statement, but it’s actually an old anti-Semitic trope, as throughout history, Jews have been accused of dual loyalty, which has to led to hateful discrimination and even violence.

Even Rep. Omar’s fellow Congresswoman and Democrat Nita Lowey tweeted: “I believe we can debate important policy without using offensive, painful stereotypes.”

Tomorrow, the House will vote on a resolution officially condemning anti-Semitism. Unfortunately, this resolution, spearheaded by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is particularly weak and vague. It addresses anti-Semitism, but does not actually mention Rep. Omar by name or her specific anti-Semitic statements. It’s just words, and the words have no teeth at all.

It’s only a generic political statement that even if passed, which is likely – what Congressman or woman would publicly vote for anti-Semitism? – relieves Rep. Omar of any recourse for her comments.

Any Member of Congress who espouses hateful rhetoric, such as Rep. Omar has done, should not be allowed a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Omar should be removed from the committee, and truthfully, should be censured by Congress.

How important do you think it is to condemn anti-Semitism?

You can listen to the entire episode here.

Censure Anti-Semitism in Congress

Israel  Signatures


Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.

Make this a monthly tax-deductible gift.

As we battle to defend Israel and defeat anti-Semitism in Congress, at the U.N., & at the ICC, we urgently need your support. Chip in $5 today.

Email Address is required.
First Name is required.
Last Name is required.
Credit Card Number is required.
Verification Code is required.
Expiration Month is required.
Expiration Year is required.
Receive the latest news, updates, and contribution opportunities from ACLJ.
Encourage your friends to sign and donate by sharing this petition.
Latest in

JSL: Tlaib: “Calming Feeling” When Thinking of Holocaust

By Jay Sekulow1557781319723

Any time there’s a major flare-up of anti-Semitism, you’re going to hear about it here. Particularly as unchecked anti-Semitism is running rampant in Congress from the likes of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). On today’s broadcast, we discussed Freshman Representative Rashida...

read more

Radio Recap: The Rise of Anti-Semitism

By Jay Sekulow1556565814289

This weekend, we were once again reminded that hateful anti-Semitism is on the rise. On today’s broadcast, we discussed multiple topics, all of which are disturbing, beginning with a shooting at a California synagogue on Saturday, the final day of Passover. The attack at Chabad of Poway Synagogue...

read more

JSL: Iran Revolutionary Guard Is a Terrorist Organization

By Jay Sekulow1554753922206

In another historic move by the Trump Administration, the United States continues to build it’s “maximum pressure” campaign against the Iranian regime by announcing the official designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. On today’s broadcast, we discussed President...

read more

Hospital Withdraws Offer to Doctor With Anti-Semitic Tweets

By Jordan Sekulow1554746577806

Hateful anti-Semitic, anti-Israel rhetoric, especially when it directly threatens to harm and even kill, must be immediately exposed and rebuked. Words have consequences, as one young Ohio doctor is now learning as she has lost another job due to hateful anti-Semitic threats. Not long ago we told...

read more