“These people exist in a place where antisemitism is out in the ethosphere; they hear it, breath it in, and don’t even recognize it as antisemitism.”
Joe Biden’s choice for a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism once called out Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her blatant anti-Semitic comments against Israel.
On Friday the administration announced their nominee Deborah Lipstadt, a Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, for the role, which comes with the rank of ambassador. In the past, Ms. Lipstadt has been critical of some of the comments and tweets Rep. Omar has put out, that are consistently anti-Semitic.
Here are a few images of Omar’s tweets that she’s since deleted:
In March of 2019, Ms. Lipstadt was asked to weigh in on remarks made by Omar, when she accused pro-Israel Americans of having an ‘allegiance to a foreign country,’
When questioned about whether she believed Omar’s statement to be anti-Semitic, the professor told Jewish Insider “Sadly, I believe it is.” Adding, “‘Dual loyalties’ is part of the textbook accusations against Jews. They are ‘cosmopolitans, globalists, not loyal to their country or fellow citizens.'”
Daily Mail reports,
Omar had been speaking during a panel discussion regarding the firestorm of anti-Semitism allegations made against her for past comments she had made critical of Israel.
‘I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country,’ she said.
In her interview, Lipstadt broached the subject of whether, taken together, Omar’s Israel comments were anti-Semitic, (which the Minnesota Representative had denied) or simply anti-Zionist.
“She may think she is only criticizing Israel and its policies but one cannot ignore the fact that she is relying on traditional anti-Semitic tropes to do so,” she told the outlet.
“What it suggests to me is that, at best, these people exist in a place where antisemitism is out in the ethosphere; they hear it, breath it in, and don’t even recognize it as antisemitism.”
Lipstadt will need to be confirmed by the Senate before taking on the role. If confirmed, she can prove that she’s serious about rooting out anti-Semitism, by promptly go after the obvious offenders in the Democrat party. A good place to start would be with the Syrian-born Ilhan Omar and her squad of Jew-hating demagogues.