Ilhan Omar on Calling Israel ‘Evil’: Those Were ‘The Only Words I Could Think About Expressing at That Moment’

Washington Free Beacon | 1/16/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Tuesday defended a previous tweet in which she called Israel "evil" and said the Jewish state "has hypnotized the world," saying that those were "the only words I could think about expressing at that moment."

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Omar appeared on CNN International's "Amanpour," where host Christiane Amanpour asked the congresswoman about her controversial comments about Israel.

"Should Jewish Americans be worried about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib because of the BDS movement, because of one of the tweets you made a long time ago?"Amanpour asked. "You are part of a new wave of Democrats not afraid to be critical of the government of Israel."

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Amanpour then read Omar's tweet from 2012 during an Israeli military offensive in Gaza.

"How do you put that into context now and what do you say to American Jews?" Amanpour asked.

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"I remember when that was happening, watching TV and really feeling as if no other life was being impacted...
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