Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar faced a bipartisan wave of criticism this week, including a remarkable rebuke from House Democratic leadership, for weekend tweets deemed anti-Semitic – but this is hardly the first time she's made controversial comments about Israel. 

  • Two Democrats return donations to controversial House Rep. Ilhan Omar
    Ilhan Omar because of her controversial remarks about Israel ... and defended Omar's right to speak. But all Omar's controversies have had one thing in common: they have brought the wrath of ...
    04/17/2019 - 6:26 pm | View Link
  • Ilhan Omar Is Facing Death Threats. Pundits Are Worried She’ll Hurt the Democrats’ Election Odds.
    “[Some] random person somewhere who’s just on the edge of a mental breakdown will see [the inciting tweets ... Omar’s personal affiliations that he deems radical — namely, that her co-headliner at a ...
    04/17/2019 - 4:35 am | View Link
  • Ilhan Omar, AOC, and the silencing of women of color in Congress
    Ilhan Omar has received death threats, faced calls to resign from the president, and been censured by her own party over various controversial statements she’s made about Israel ... Trump. Omar’s case ...
    04/8/2019 - 7:45 am | View Link
  • Building bridges, Jewish Ilhan Omar aide brings nuance to anti-Semitism brawl
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Almost as soon as a conference call started between Ilhan Omar, the controversial ... Jewish and pro-Israel politics. Last week numerous speakers at the AIPAC conference denounced ...
    04/1/2019 - 2:45 pm | View Link
  • Democrats are now officially split on Israel, and we can thank Ilhan Omar and BDS
    Everything I have heard from her leads me to conclude that she dislikes Aipac because she dislikes Israel, because she does not really believe the Jewish people have a right to an independent state in ...
    03/8/2019 - 8:57 am | View Link
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  • Lee Zeldin, Ilhan Omar Trade Barbs Following Subcommittee ...
    By Anisah Abdullah. U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin was appointed on January 29 to serve as ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, identifying him ...
    04/22/2019 - 4:21 pm | View Website
  • SURPRISE, WE LIED! First Muslim Women in US Congress ...
    Ilhan Abdullahi Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Harbi Tlaib of Michigan will be the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the US Congress. Most of the media coverage since their election on November 6 has been effusive in praise of their Muslim identity and personal history.
    04/22/2019 - 10:09 am | View Website
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    04/22/2019 - 7:32 am | View Website
  • Meet the Press
    REP. ILHAN OMAR: 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.
    04/20/2019 - 11:04 pm | View Website
  • Trump's latest targets in division politics: Democrats ...
    WASHINGTON – When Democrats argued about a House member's comments on Israel and U.S. lawmakers, many saw it as an emerging dispute between the party's old guard and some of its younger members ...
    03/16/2019 - 1:56 am | View Website
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