Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes after Pelosi accuses her of "anti-Semitic tropes"

Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes after Pelosi accuses her of

Pelosi tweeted she had spoken to Omar on Monday, and said the two "agreed that we must use this moment to move forward as we reject anti-Semitism in all forms".

"We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests".

The apology came a day after Omar posted a pair of tweets that suggested political support for Israel is driven by money from American Jews.

"Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful to Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the powerful history of anti-Semitic tropes".

Omar said this afternoon that she has "unequivocally apologized".

"At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics", she said via twitter. "We hope that our caucus will take swift action to address these issues in the coming days by reiterating our rejection of anti-Semitism and our continued support for the state of Israel", the letter read.

A few Republicans have called for her to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Omar was previously criticized over her ties to anti-Semitic Palestinian activists, one of whom served as a top fundraiser on her recent congressional campaign, and has expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to challenge Israel's occupation of the West Bank through financial pressure. She said the statement came in the context of Israel's treatment of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Its education arm, the American Israel Education Foundation, brings newly-elected members of Congress on luxury trips to Israel where attendees meet with Israeli officials.

Max Rose, who won a tight race in NY, said the Democratic Party and the USA should be a place where "we celebrate the diversity of our people".

Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., and Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, were among those to condemn Omar's comments as anti-Semitic.

"We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologise for these hurtful comments".

The resulting firestorm has mostly been composed of critics from both parties accusing Omar of consciously promulgating the ancient smear of wealthy Jews buying influence, and some defenders suggesting she's accurately describing AIPAC's vast power. Beyond that, there is a very specific set of religious perspectives that make America more pro-Israel than similar but more secular countries; many Christians from various traditions have a bad conscience over many centuries of Christian anti-Semitism.

Asked on Twitter who she thought was paying members of Congress to support Israel, Omar responded, "AIPAC!".

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman referred to Omar's tweet as 'painful but amusing'. Josh Gottheimer (NJ) and Elaine Luria (VA) - who urged Democratic leaders to take Omar to task over the offensive tweet.

The use of the line, which comes from a 1997 Puff Daddy song, drew immediate criticism online for conjuring long-held stereotypes about Jewish people and money.

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