Trump brands Democrats 'anti-Israel, anti-Jewish'

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Later, Maher wondered if Democrats could lose the Jewish vote after President Donald Trump attacked them as the "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish" party.

Last month, for example, she tweeted that support for Israel by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was "all about the Benjamins baby", a hip-hop catchphrase for the power of money. So instead of pointing a finger of guilt at the real racist, Ms. Omar, the Democrat legislation branded all American white males as being bad persons and left the real anti-Semitic, racist free of any charge.

The resolution was originally meant to deliver a direct rebuke of anti-Semitism following comments by a Muslim Democratic congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, that were deemed anti-Semitic and offensive by many colleagues.

But following internal Democratic disputes, the motion was broadened out to include all forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia and discrimination against other minorities. "At a time when extremism is on the rise, we must explicitly denounce religious intolerance of all kinds and acknowledge the pain felt by all communities". "Our nation is having a hard conversation".

Republican lawmakers, who prior to the vote condemned the bill as being watered down, were the only ones to oppose the resolution, with one member voting as present.

Omar has praised the vote as condemning "anti-Muslim bigotry".

An initial draft of the resolution being circulated Monday did not name Omar specifically, but it did reject "the myth of dual loyalty", a reference that seemed to rebuke her most recent comments about Israel that have caused consternation among her colleagues.

In a press conference Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to call on Omar to apologize, claiming the Minnesota Democrat was unaware her that her antisemitic remark would be interpreted as such.

"I don't think that the congresswoman perhaps appreciated the full weight of how it was heard by other people, although I don't believe it was intended in an anti-Semitic way", she explained.

"I think it's' important as a teaching tool", Larson said. It isn't about anybody who hates anybody. "It isn't about anybody who hates anybody, it's about people who act upon their hatred, and that is what we have no place for against anyone in our country". We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.