'It's not about the Benjamins,' Netanyahu says of US support for Israel

Posted March 28, 2019

And while Pelosi spoke of countering bigotry against Jews in the USA and everywhere, and saluted the several Jews who lead House committees - Nita Lowey, Jerry Nadler, Eliot Engel, Adam Schiff, Ted Deutch, and John Yarmuth- Pelosi had zero to say about Islamophobia, and denounced Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's criticisms of Israel as anti-semitic, though she did not mention the Muslim congresswoman by name.

"History warns us against letting anyone use the Jewish community as a pawn in a political game", said Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

In another tweet, Omar said: "White supremacist violence is on the rise globally".

"President Donald Trump embraces embattled Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, while overall sympathy for the Israelis slips a bit among voters", Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, commented on results as they pertained to current events. Republicans, who overwhelmingly approved of Israelis vs. Palestinians at 80-5 percent in the lead-up to Trump taking office, grew slightly-yet equally-unsure of both sides, showing up 78-3 percent in favor of Israel on Tuesday.

"When you imply that money is the only driving factor of a strong U.S. -Israel relationship, you are fanning those flames", said Menendez, D-N.J. "Israel is a home for all Jews", he explained.

"I simply declare - to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American".

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) shared a photo of the post-it note stuck to her door and addressed to her colleague, Rep Ilhan Omar - who recently came under fire for making anti-Semitic remarks. But it wasn't the way this N.J. Democrat had wanted.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at the Capitol in Washington, on January 10, 2019.

"So when someone accuses American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty, I say: Accuse me", Hoyer said Sunday. "I'm proud to belong to a party that at its core embraces Jewish values like social justice, equal rights and tolerance, which have always strengthened American values". Read her comment again - particularly the part about "better use of language" and "trying to speak". The House of Representatives passed a broadly-worded resolution on earlier this month condemning anti-Semitism and bigotry generally. "We will never allow anyone to make Israel a wedge issue".

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, who had helped lead the fight for a resolution specifically addressing anti-Semitism, participated in a panel discussion during the AIPAC conference. "That pledge is proudly honored in this congress where support for Israel remains ironclad and bipartisan".

"I'm troubled that leading Democrats won't call out problems in their own ranks", McConnell said.