Last Year, This Top Democrat Said Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitism. Now He’s Silent (Federalist, 1/23/19)

The Federalist
January 23, 2019

Due to a surge in this new form of anti-Semitism, including in the U.S. Congress, it is time for Democrat leaders to speak out again against this religious bigotry.

Democrats have been scrambling over the last few weeks to downplay a surge in anti-Semitic rhetoric in their party and on the left, with the rationale that such statements express “anti-Zionism” in defense of the supposedly oppressed Palestinian people and have nothing to do with anti-Semitism. Democrats and their media allies maintain such rhetoric condemns Israeli policies and does not reflect religious bigotry.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) just recently made this claim to backtrack on repeated public anti-Israel remarks, including that “Israel has hypnotized the world” and is an “evil” “regime.”

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