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Watch: Bernie Sanders’ Refusal To Call Out Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitism Should Have Supporters Worried

There were a lot of takeaways from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Monday contretemps-fest before a mostly simpatico audience in Bethlehem, Pennsylva...

There were a lot of takeaways from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Monday contretemps-fest before a mostly simpatico audience in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Most of them were fun periods where the Vermont independent tried to explain away his wealth and why he’s not willing to follow his own tax prescriptions.
More disturbing, though, were his thoughts on Rep. Ilhan Omar and her quickly accumulating history of anti-Semitic remarks. And even Sanders’ supporters should be worried.
Omar’s most recent controversy, we needn’t remind you, doesn’t involve anti-Semitism. She’s currently under fire for minimizing the 9/11 attacks in a speech by describing them as an instance where “some people did something.”

Democrats have turned this around to call most criticism of Omar an incitement to hate, in particular, a video of the comments interspersed with 9/11 footage tweeted out by President Donald Trump.
In a Twitter post, Sanders echoed that defense of Omar, writing that that, “Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.”
Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.
During Monday’s town hall, he made clear that he was going to defend Omar on her anti-Semitic remarks, as well.
“I will do everything in my power — and I hope that every member of Congress will fight not only anti-Semitism but racism and anti-Muslim activity so we create a non-discriminatory society,” Sanders said.
“But it is not anti-Semitic to be critical of a right-wing government in Israel,” he added to applause.
Bernie defends Ilhan Omar: “It’s not anti-Semitic to to be critical of a right-wing government in Israel”

1. Omar was promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories/tropes

2. Sanders said criticisms of Omar over her exact words were “racism,” “hate,” “disgusting,” and “dangerous”

This wasn’t all that different from Sanders’ remark when she got in her last specifically anti-Semitism controversy, where he said “(w)e must not, however, equate anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of the right-wing, Netanyahu government in Israel … What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate.”

Here’s the thing, though — that’s not at all what Omar found herself in the soup for doing. In fact, her criticism wasn’t even levied on Israel — it was on American Jews and Jewish organizations.

Let’s just give a quick recap of the highlights of Omar’s anti-Semitism since she was inaugurated in January.
First, she tweeted that support of Israel by members of Congress was “all about the Benjamins, baby,” implying money from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was influencing votes.
She apologized for this and said she needed to be educated about anti-Semitic tropes. Omar then went back to one of the oldest anti-Semitic tropes that there was, accusing American Jews of having dual loyalties by saying that she wanted “to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country.”
After another congresswoman called her out on the comments, she responded that “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee,” just in case you didn’t know she meant it.
Those aren’t criticisms of the Netanyahu government. They’re criticisms of American Jews or American Jewish groups, all couched in the terms of very familiar anti-Jewish stereotypes.
Then as now, Sanders, who is himself Jewish, stands behind Omar.
To the extent that this is scary, let’s point out that the Democrats have shown, at most, a total unwillingness to seriously hold Omar to account for any of this.
In fact, there’s a whole list of people willing to turn their fire on the president instead of Rep. Omar over her remarks concerning 9/11.
However, you’d find few who have been willing to unwaveringly co-sign her statements about Jewish-Americans as just an expression of anger at the Netanyahu government.

To the extent that Sen. Sanders is willing to do that, it should frighten every American — particularly since he wants to become our next president.


  1. Bernie NEVER HAD ANY BALLS in the first place!!!

  2. PROsemitism ------- what is it?
    If there is an "antisemitism" you must ask: "What is PROsemitism?"
    PROsemitism must be a supporter of "semitism", which really means Judaism (though most Moslems are SEMITIC and most JEWS are NOT). So what are you supporting if you are a PROsemite? Well first of all we must define Judaism:
    Judaism is neither a race or a religion, it is Xenophobic Tribalism.
    A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
    1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
    2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one's tribe or group.
    So right off the get-go you hate all NON-Jews, NON-members of YOUR group(TRIBE).
    You "bundle together" for support and safety, the very definition of Fascism
    THAT means, that if I am not one of the TRIBE, you do not like me.
    Since Jews BRAND all NON-Jews "gentile" automatically denigrating them, to be PROsemitic one must by definition be ANTI-GENTILE.
    They hate all NON-Jews so fundamentally, that they have to SPECIFICALLY name "RIGHTEOUS GENTILES".
    Those are NON-Jewish HUMANS that went so far out of their way to help/save Jews that the Jews were FORCED to ACKNOWLEDGE the humanity of that specific 'gentile". You see, PROsemites do not acknowledge the EQUALITY of spirituality and humanity of "gentiles"
    What the Jewish Rabbis think of JESUS “As for Christianity, there is a dispute among Halachic authorities, but the vast majority consider it idolatry as well. Islam, on the other hand, is not considered idolatry.” Read that last bit again VERY SLOWLY so the "christianzionists" can follow: "ISLAM, on the other hand, is NOT considered idolatry.” ...........

    According to the SPLC & ADL an organization is a "HATE GROUP" if it has
    "beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people".
    Jews have HATED Egypt for 3,500 years.
    Jews have HATED Babylon for 2,500 years.
    Jews have HATED CHRIST and his followers for 2,000 years.

    David Ben-Gurion, one of the father founders of Israel, described Zionist aims in 1948: "A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion's strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo... And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers' account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram ".............. read that again
    "and settle our forefathers' account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram"
    They are STILL HATING and planning deadly attacks after 3,500+ YEARS .
    How do you think they feel about JESUS CHRIST whom they have HATED for 2,000 years.
    Israel's MOTTOES:
    (1) NEVER forgive & NEVER forget.
    (2) By Way of Deception you will Do War.
    Their ONLY(monotheistic) "god" is a WAR god
    PROsemitism is antiGENTILEism and Gentiles are ALL NON-jews.

  3. I don't see any of these P.O.S. calling out antiCHRISTianity.

  4. more lying msm articles i see. stop pushing the lie omar made auntie semiyic remarks. your programming fails. as does claiming she "minimized 9/11. want to hear her tell the truth? we who are not sheeple know who was responsible for 9/11.

  5. "The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.”

    It might help if she removed the "Kick Me" sign from around her neck.

  6. She only told the truth about treasonous outside loyalties.
    Funny no one mentioned that her district is majority Somali fundamentalist muslims and has the highest amount of people anywhere in the US that goes to fight with isis and fought to have ones that did released when they came back. Fought for them to use Sharia laws that go against American law.
    She has shown severe disregard for the constitution and American values and has no more business being in congress than the dual Israeli citizens do