House GOP Condemns Democrats for Putting New Anti-Semitic Member on House Foreign Affairs Committee

Kudos to House Republicans for condemning the House Democratic leadership for giving newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar a coveted spot on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and calling on them to denounce Omar’s history of anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel.  Click HERE to read the House GOP press release.

Two openly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic women recently were sworn in as members of the House of Representatives: Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich).  Both support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement against Israel and were backed by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Islamist organizations.  Both played down their anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel during their congressional campaigns and were not called out on this by the mainstream media.  Linda Sarsour, a so-called Palestinian-American activist who is a notorious radical Islamist and anti-Semite, attended the swearing-in ceremonies of Reps. Omar and Tlaib.

Tlaib wants to do away with the State of Israel and renamed Israel “Palestine” on a map in her Capitol Hill office the day of her swearing in. Tlaib has embraced a one-state solution to bring about “peace” in the Middle East which would deny Jews the right to a sovereign nation.  She also wants to cut U.S. aid to Israel because she claims it “doesn’t fit the values of our country.”  Tlaib recently came under fire for making the notorious anti-Semitic “dual loyalties” charge against members of Congress who oppose the BDS movement.

Photo of Rep. Omar (right) with Linda Sarsour the day of Omar’s swearing-in.

Omar recently called Senator Marco Rubio’s anti-BDS bill “unconstitutional” and casually refers to Israel as an “apartheid regime.”  Like Sarsour, Omar has been close to anti-Semitic minister Louis Farrakhan.  She sent a tweet in 2012 that said: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”  Scott Johnson, co-editor of the influential conservative Powerlineblog has described Omar “an Islamist hater of Israel.”

Think about that.  Nancy Pelosi has put an Islamist hater of Israel on the House committee that oversees U.S. foreign relations.   This speaks volumes about Pelosi’s leadership and how the Democratic Party is falling into the hands of far-left and anti-Semitic extremists.

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