JVL Introduction

The attack on newly elected Rep Ilhan Omar in the States –for tweeting that “It’s all about the Benjamins baby”  (a reference to $100 bills – interpreted as an “antisemitic trope”) continues.

Depite a fulsome apology and explaining that it is never her intention to offend “my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole” Omar has stood her ground on criticising the role of lobbyists, including Aipac, in American politics.

We link here to a discussion on the Real News Network and to an article in the Washington Post.

H/t Ann Jungman

Rep Ilhan Talib. Screengrab: Real News Network

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