Rep. Ilhan Omar, who said Israel “hypnotized the world” with its “evil doings” was just appointed to the House foreign affairs committee, despite her hostility to America’s closest ally in the middle east.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency has more:
Omar is one of two new members of the House who openly back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. The Foreign Affairs chairman is perhaps the pre-eminent pro-Israel Democrat, Eliot Engel of New York, and the committee has been a redoubt of pro-Israelism for decades.
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., one of two Jewish Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and his party’s most outspoken pro-Israel member, is on the committee and was not happy with the news.
“Instead of the Dems supporting Israel & combatting BDS & anti-Semitism on college campuses & elsewhere, they’re now empowering it,” Zeldin said Thursday on Twitter.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy put out a statement on Omar, calling it “disgraceful” to seat “a member who has a documented history of making anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks.”
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