Ilhan Omar was target of harsh critics over her controversial statements criticizing Israel in 2019 by Deborah Lipstadt, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism once blasted, Fox News reports.
Biden nominated Lipstadt, a Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, to the anti-Semitism role, which carries the rank of ambassador, on Friday.
Lipstadt called Omar’s rhetoric textbook anti-Semitism over Minnesota Democrat’s accusations that pro-Israel Americans are having allegiance to a foreign country, something Omar later reaffirmed though she apologized for other statements deemed anti-Semitic by the critics including peaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats.
Democrats’ rebuke followed after Omar suggested that US support for Israel stems from campaign donations, after which she issued formal apology emphasizing that her intention was never to offend Jewish Americans as a whole.
Lipstadt pointed at the time that Omar’s dual loyalty accusations are part of the textbook anti-Semitism and underlined that people like Minnesota Democrat thrive where anti-Semitism is out in the ethosphere so they don’t even recognize such rhetoric is anti-Semitic.
This note came after Omar has reiterated that she does not view her remarks as anti-Semitic.