Donald Trump says Democrats are 'anti-Israel', 'anti-Jewish'


Other Republican lawmakers have defended their votes against the resolution, saying that though they condemn all forms of hate, the resolution was irrelevant because it doesn't specifically name Omar's comments.

However, prominent Democratic legislators came to Omar's defense, after her most recent comment about pro-Israel activists. "The whole episode from the perspective of the Democrats was an absolute disgrace, and they have become a party that is now enabling and abiding by anti-Semitism, and that is extremely unsafe".

The resolution, initially launched as a rebuke exclusively against anti-Semitism following remarks made by Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, was later broadened to include all forms of bigotry. Pro-Israel organizations and politicians have countered with tough responses. "I find that to be problematic and I am not alone", Omar tweeted.

She continued: "Our nation is having a hard conversation and we believe this is great progress".

Omar, as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported, also implied Israel is an apartheid state when she said, "So I know many (members of Congress) were fighting for people to be free, for people to live in dignity in South Africa". The ad - which featured images of billionaire philanthropist George Soros, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and then-Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, all of whom are Jewish - was "the most anti-Semitic TV ad in American history", Raskin said.

In October a gunman killed 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the deadliest attack ever on Jews in America. "We have groups like If Not Now, and we have, again, these polls that show that American Jews are more and more disillusioned, especially young Jews, with Israel", she said.

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The resolution also "acknowledges the risky consequences of perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes" and "rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States". "I thought that vote was a disgrace, and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer".

"But that's okay", he went on.

However, that sort of excusing deference and laughable benefit of the doubt appear to be reserved for Omar; in the past, Pelosi has used President Trump's words and actions most definitely to define his actual beliefs.

Tim Alberta, the Politico reporter who interviewed her, slammed her for trying to "avoid owning" her comments.

Trump drew outrage in 2016 with a tweet showing his rival Hillary Clinton and a Star of David with the word "corrupt" superimposed over stacks of $100 bills.

Of the 535 members of the US House and Senate, 35 are Jewish, including just two Republicans, according to the non-partisan American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.