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Letter: Luckily, most Dems do not identify with hateful remarks

Rep. Ilhan Omar was roundly and rightly rebuked across the political spectrum for her repulsive trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

She grudgingly apologized but subsequently tweeted more anti-Semitic material. It then emerged that she had previous but unproductive meetings with the Minnesota Jewish community about her additional past anti-Semitic statements and positions. Clearly she is an unregenerate bigot.

A faction of the Democrat Party has a problem with emerging anti-Semitism masked as anti-Israel fanaticism.

Omar accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of paying Congress people to support Israel, a classic anti-Semitic trope of Jewish financial control.

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib accused supporters of Israel of dual loyalties, another classic anti-Semitic trope.

Thankfully, however, most Democrats still recognize that the democratic values we share with Israel make that country one of our closest allies, and rightfully so.

Daniel H. Trigoboff, Ph.D.


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