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TIP President Josh Block Condemns Anti-Semitic Rhetoric from Rep. Omar

- February 11, 2019

In response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) recent tweet regarding American support for Israel, TIP CEO and President Josh Block issued the following statement:

“The rhetoric employed by Rep. Omar is blatantly anti-Semitic and must be condemned. The insinuation that Jewish money is used to buy and sell influence in Congress is one of the oldest and most insidious anti-Semitic tropes in history.

We join the many progressive and Democratic leaders in denouncing Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism. Moreover, it is an insult to both her colleagues and constituents to suggest their support of the U.S.-Israel relationship is somehow based on money.

The U.S.-Israel relationship is based on shared values, mutual respect, and cooperation. To claim otherwise is not only false but dangerous, particularly in a time of rising anti-Semitism around the world.

We call on leaders in Congress to condemn these comments and we call on Rep. Omar to apologize.”

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