Ilhan Omar On Dual Loyalty

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[Editor’s note: Many of Rep. Omar’s constituents are part of the TC Jewfolk community as well. So for the sake of due diligence on Omar’s latest anti-Semitism controversy, where she implies that American Jews have dual loyalty to America and Israel, TC Jewfolk transcribed the majority of the answer during which Omar made those remarks. […]

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Omar-Lowey Twitter Exchange

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[Editor’s note: In a Sunday Twitter exchange with Rep. Nita Lowey from New York, Rep. Ilhan Omar doubled down on her Wednesday comment that “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” in response to a question […]

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Perspective On Fascists & Israeli Elections

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On Wednesday, Feb. 20, a coalition of the Jewish Home and National Union (two right-wing Israeli political parties) voted to include Otzma Yehudit, or Jewish Power, in the coalition for Israel’s upcoming national elections on April 9. While the Israeli right wing already poses an issue for more liberal-minded Jews, the Otzma party is another […]

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Dems, Local Jewish Community Condemn Omar’s Anti-Semitic Tweet

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Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for her latest anti-Semitic tweet after politicians nationwide and Jewish groups spoke out on her equating money to Jewish political control. Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019 The latest issue started on Sunday night when Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional […]

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An Invitation Home

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My first Shabbat service in more than 20 years was in Jerusalem. An atheist Jew, sitting on a hard, limestone terrace with my wife, a secular agnostic, under a hazy, thick night sky with 19 other couples who, outside of similar demographics, we barely knew. Our Rabbi invited us to join him in prayer if […]

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