Why Ilhan Omar Gets Away with Anti-Semitism

Thanks to some nasty comments President Trump made about her last week, the Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has received a fair amount of sympathy from the press, while her autobiography garnered an enthusiastic review in the New York Times. But Omar is used to fawning treatment not only from the news media but also from the world of entertainment, having appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. One hears less about her use of crude stereotypes about Jews, her apologetics for Iran, or her support for the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS)—or of the enthusiastic accolades she has won from such fellow anti-Semites as David Duke. Jonathan Tobin comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, BDS, Media, U.S. Politics

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin