Anti-Semitic sentiments and incidents continue to rise worldwide, particularly in the West. Sometimes this form of bigotry is perpetuated by far-right elements, other times at the hands of far-leftists and Islamists. It is rare to see both extremes unite for any cause except for their mutual disdain for Israel or Jews. It is even rarer to see them applaud and defend an American politician.
But that is exactly what’s happening as Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Jewish tropes receive widespread praise from both U.S.-based Islamists and white supremacists.
Criticism and condemnation rained down on Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, Monday after she tweeted, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” to explain why she and fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib draw attention for their “criticisms of Israel.”
Who is the source of this popular reference to cash? “AIPAC!” Omar added, referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.