Community Independent Journal, February 11, 2019
The most powerful lobby in D.C. is AIPAC. It drives U.S. foreign policy in the Middle-East, it works to suppress criticism by U.S. government officials, and media reporting of Israel's human rights violations, making life hell for human beings, in Palestine. AIPAC endorsement and cash is critical to a politician's success or failure in Washington, Democrat and Republican. Conservative and Liberal
AIPAC makes sure Israel's utmost interests are a primary, bi-partisan, concern.
Rep. Ilhan Omar is staunch supporter of BDS - Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions - movement against Israel's inhumane treatment of Palestinians. The Israeli government has virtually incarcerated a whole nation, brutally. Now, American politicians, especially Democrats, are committing the age-old strawman narrative of calling criticism of the Israeli government and it's brutal actions in Palestine 'anti-Semitic'.
Ms. Omar tweeted, (in reference to American government officials devotion to AIPAC):
"It's all about the Benjamins"
Referencing the slavish fealty of U.S. elected officials to toe the line where Israel's interests are concerned.
It's an all too rare moment of truth spoken by someone elected to represent the American people.
There was nothing that Ms. Omar said to disparage Jewish people, as a matter of fact, Many Palestinians are Semites too.
Is Ms. Omar's criticism of AIPAC and Israeli policy anti-Semitic against the very people she's speaking out for?