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Ilhan Omar’s Twitter Antisemitism Strikes Again

New antisemitic accusations are swirling around Rep. Ilhan Omar. This past week a tweet by the controversial Minnesota congresswoman, referencing possible presidential contender Michael Bloomberg and philanthropist Leon G. Cooperman, has left critics crying “dog-whistle.”

The questionable tweet came in response to a CNBC article revealing that Cooperman would be supporting Bloomberg in his 2020 presidential bid. “I wonder why,” Omar said, adding a suspicious “hmmm” emoji.

Bloomberg and Cooperman are both billionaires AND both Jewish.

The message came just hours before Omar was to address the Council of American Islamic Relations in Washington, DC, for their annual gala.

“I suppose you think it’s all about the Benjamins? We get your insinuation. True to form,” countered Michael Dickson, executive director of the pro-Israel group StandWithUs.

“Is it “all about the (((Benjamin’$)))”?” added the always-feisty former Brooklyn assemblyman Dov Hikind.

Even tennis legend Martina Navratilova clapped back,

“This is a wrong thing to say Congresswoman,” she said. “Generalizing is wrong no matter which “group” of people one talks about. It’s about assigning labels, and I hate that.”

It’s far from the first time Omar has faced wrath for tweets over Jewish/Israel issues. In an infamous 2012 post she claimed that “Israel has hypnotized the world,” during the height of a conflict with Gaza. In March Former Ku Klux Klan boss David Duke has called her “the most important member of the U.S. Congress.”

A rep for Omar’s office, Jeremy Slevin, had this response when The Post asked for guidance on what the congresswoman’s tweet meant:

“Much like the far-right demagogue who owns this tabloid, they’re both billionaires.”

Source: https://nypost.com/2019/11/09/rep-ilhan-omar-accused-of-anti-semitism-before-cair-gala-speech/