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- Today, House Democrats will be voting on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to Representative Ilhan Omar’s latest remarks on Israel.
- The declaration, written by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, comes after Omar’s new comments this week suggesting American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have “allegiance to a foreign country.”
- This marks the third time that Omar’s rhetoric regarding the U.S.-Israel relationship have elicited criticism and backlash.
- The resolution does not rebuke Omar, but sets out the history of anti-Semitism and bigotry in America, including anti-Jewish tropes about divided loyalties.
- A recent revision of the document also also rejects bigotry directed against Muslims after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.