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Old 03-05-2019, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by FlikTheBlue View Post
ISTM that there are two separate but related issues. One is that yes, Rep. Omar has used language that is anti-Semitic. The other is that she has criticized the US - Israeli relationship. What prompted my post is that it seems to me that her critics are attacking her for the first issue and then using that attack to try to shut down debate on the second issue. It's the latter that Rep. Omar is fighting back about, and I agree that even if one critic of that relationship (herself) has used anti-Semitic language, that doesn't mean that US - Israeli relations should not be criticized or debated.
This is mostly in line with my thinking.