Ilhan Omar Calls Aid to Israel an 'Act of Terrorism'

The anti-Israel remark from Progressives

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
May 17, 2021

After a long period of inaction in regard to sending more aid to Israel after Hamas began raining rockets down on Israelis, the Biden Administration finally approved a massive $735 million US-Israel weapons sale.  However, woke progressives in the House have not taken kindly to the sale of arms, leading Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to call the move "An act of terrorism."

Just last week, Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged media questions on Israel and said there were "no plans" to replenish Israel's Iron Dome missiles.  Now, the White House after over a week of fighting between terrorists and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), has agreed to sell Israel $735 million worth of weapons.

While supporting Israel has been mostly bipartisan, member of the 'Squad' Ilhan Omar has revved up her thesaurus of Anti-Semitic rhetoric, referring to the nation of Israel as an "apartheid regime" with accusations of committing ethnic cleansing.

After the Biden proposal was released, Omar took to Twitter to voice that the United States' endorsement of Israel is "Disgusting and immoral." The representative has even gone as far as calling the Israeli Prime Minister an "ethno-nationalist.":

Omar and her colleague, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are the only two Muslim-American representatives and part of the few that have spoken out against Israel, with Tlaib even denying that Israel is a Democracy at all, as she claims on Twitter, "Apartheid states aren't Democracies."

Fox News reported earlier today the reactions from the Squad, where Tlaib asserted that "American taxpayer money is being used to commit human rights violations," and Omar called Biden's US aid to Israel "An act of terrorism."

While the Squad has been loud on the issue, they are severely outnumbered, with representatives as Liberal as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)  who claims she is "extremely concerned by those who demonize Israel’s conduct while ignoring their right to self-defense and obligation to protect all citizens,” to Conservatives like Michael Waltz (R-FL) both standing in solidarity with Israel's right to self-defense.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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