Radical Congresswoman Ilhan Omar issued a statement on social media Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism as “unacceptable and appalling,” but says it “cannot equate” to legitimate criticism of Israel.
“The rise in antisemitic attacks at home and abroad is appalling. We must be clear and unequivocal: antisemitism is unacceptable and has no place in any movement. Fighting bigotry of any kind means fighting bigotry of every kind,” posted Omar on Twitter.
“And it also means we cannot equate legitimate criticism of the Israeli government, its policy, and its military occupation with antisemitism. Connecting the actions of a foreign country’s government and military with an entire faith does nothing to keep the Jewish people safer,” added the Congresswoman.