March 4, 2019
Center for Security Policy President and CEO Fred Fleitz joined a group of major Jewish organizations in co-signing a March 4, 2019 letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel that demands newly-elected Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee because of her recent anti-Semitic tweets and statements and her address before Islamic Relief USA, an organization whose parent organization and chapters have documented ties to terrorist organizations. Click HERE to read the letter.
Sarah Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, a pro-Israel organization that spearheaded the letter, told the Washington Free Beacon that Omar’s “use of classic anti-Semitic tropes and stereotypes has touched a nerve” across the American Jewish community.
The letter followed a standing room-only panel sponsored by the Center for Security Policy at last week’s CPAC conference on “Why Anti-Zionism is a Form of Anti-Semitism and a Threat to National Security which featured Rep. Scott Perry and Rabbi Yechezkel Moskowitz which discussed growing anti-Semitism on the Left and how Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have brought anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel into the U.S. Congress. Click HERE to watch video of this important panel.
Tracking and combatting this surge in anti-Semitism and hostility toward Israel on the Left is a new priority of Center in 2019. Some recent articles published by the Center on this topic include:
The Center for Security Policy regards the recent surge in anti-Semitism and hostility toward Israel on the Left and in Congress as a threat to religious liberty and a deliberate effort to undermine the State of Israel and American support for it. The Center plans additional articles and panels on this issue in the near future.