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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Benjamin Wallace-Wells, New Yorker, March 27, 2019: Ilhan Omar's embattled first months in office

    Many of us have no doubt seen the clips of Rep Omar in her role as a new House representative. Some of it is portrayed negatively, in so far as her outspoken views on Israel are concerned. The New Yorker article provides a more human story of her life. I like the woman.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt, what she said about Israel is correct; sorry it has nothing to do with "religion" it is the "behavior" of Israel in that region what causes unrest in the middle east. Of course the GOP and their "evangelicals" will protect that country because of "religion", due to the fact that they refuse to accept that Palestinians also have rights. Furthermore the US is the guilty one who helped to "steal" that land from the Palestinians in 1947 and still are helping them to "steal" the Golan Heights right now.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch -- I agree. We've both written about this many times over the years. Anyone who criticizes Israel's apartheid polices against the Palestinians are branded as anti-Semitic. Even Jimmy Carter caught the wrath of the "Israel Firsters" when he published his book, "Palestine, Peace not Apartheid" in 2007. Just reading the Amazon customer reviews, you'll find many five and four star reviews complimentary of Carter's quest for peace in the Middle East. Then there are a bunch of one star reviews written by the Israel Firsters.

    Rep. Ilhan Omar is right to call out Israel for their apartheid policies against the Palestinians. I doubt that Donald Trump knows shit about the history of Occupied Palestine or Israel. His only motive is to split Jewish Americans away from the Democratic Party to get a few more votes.