Ilhan Omar feuds with Jewish Democrats after she equated US, Israel with Taliban

Ilhan Omar feuds with Jewish Democrats after she equated US, Israel with Taliban


Progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar blasted her Jewish Democratic colleagues over their pushback on her remarks comparing the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban, accusing them of “harassment” and being “islamophobic” in a Twitter tirade Thursday. 

The feud ignited after Omar tweeted a video of her line of questioning during a hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, captioned, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.”

In the clip Omar says, “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban” — sparking sharp pushback from pro-Israel Democratic and GOP lawmakers. 

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Following a joint statement from 12 Jewish Democratic lawmakers calling for her to clarify her remarks, the Minnesota progressive took to Twitter to accuse her colleagues of utilizing “islamophobic tropes.”  

A fire rages in Khan Yunish following an Israeli airstrike on targets in the southern Gaza strip.YOUSSEF MASSOUD/AFP via Getty

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