Omar Says Pro-Israel Americans Have ‘Allegiance to a Foreign Country’
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is being accused of anti-Semitism yet again after accusing pro-Israel Americans of “allegiance to a foreign country” at an event on Wednesday evening in Washington, DC.
Omar told an audience of supporters at the Busboys and Poets café, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” meaning Israel. Such an accusation about having “allegiance” to Israel is a familiar anti-Semitic trope.
Omar was seated at the event next to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who made a similar comment earlier this year when she said that members of the U.S. Senate who supported a pro-Israel bill “forgot what country they represent.”