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Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff). Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe

Josh Gottheimer slams Ilhan Omar on Israel comment

Minnesota Democrat says GOP backs Israel for the money

By David Wildstein, February 11 2019 12:55 am

A Democratic congresswoman’s controversial, anti-Israel comments have upset Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff).

On Sunday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) said that Republican support for Israel is motivated by campaign contributions from pro-Israel organizations like AIPAC.

“For nearly two weeks, Rep. @IlhanMN has avoided meeting with me to discuss why anti-Semitic tropes like these are hurtful to so many Americans. There is absolutely no place for this rhetoric in Congress — or anywhere,” Gottheimer tweeted early this morning.

AIPAC released a statement following Omar’s comments.

“We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work,” AIPAC said.

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2 thoughts on “Josh Gottheimer slams Ilhan Omar on Israel comment

  1. I listened to his interview on NPR this morning. He mentioned the old crap: Palestinian terrorism, suicide bombing, etc. to justify Israel’s apartheid system on Palestinians. Pathetic.

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