It seems that the party of racism is at it again. The Israel haters are beginning to add up, with new members being added this coming November. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a shoo-in in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans five to one. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born state representative who won the Democratic Party primary for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district is also a lock.
She won the primary and is looking to replace Keith Ellison, who is running for Minnesota Attorney General and away from Accusations of abusing women. He is part and parcel to the Democrat’s War on Women. The third member of the new caucus will be Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American who won the Democratic primary last week.
In May, after Hamas used a phony “mass protest” to in an effort to breach the Gaza border and attack Israeli civilians, AOC sided with the terrorist group, calling the Israeli response a “massacre” — even though nearly all of the 62 killed were Hamas operatives. In July, she stated that while she believed “absolutely in Israel’s right to exist,” she was opposed to the “occupation of Palestine.” She could not, when pressed, explain what she meant by the term, which the far-left often uses to refer to all of the State of Israel.
One of them is Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born state representative who won the Democratic Party primary for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district — the seat being vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) — this week. In the past, Omar has referred to Israel as an “apartheid regime.” In 2014, during a war in Gaza, Omar tweeted: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
The other is Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American who won the crowded Democratic Party primary for the 13th congressional district of Michigan last week. She promptly launched a series of anti-Israel tweets, apparently in response to events in the Middle East, where Hamas launched nearly 200 rockets at Israeli civilians and the Israeli air force responded by targeting Hamas military infrastructure.
In the past, Tlaib supported Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh’s bid to fight deportation and is backed by anti-Israel Palestinian-American activist and Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, who called for “jihad” against the Trump administration.
Those who support Israel must keep an eye on these three, because they may try to push Israel away from the United States. The progressive left will try to add to the caucus in 2020. The large Muslim populations in Michigan and Minnesota is fertile ground for that task. We can’t afford to alienate Israel, our only real ally in the Middle East.