Rep. Ilhan Omar claimed in a Monday press conference with Rep. Rashida Tlaib that President Trump is attempting to create animosity between Muslims and Jews.
“We know Donald Trump would love nothing more than to use this issue to pit Muslims and Jewish Americans against each other,” the Minnesota Democrat said Monday. “The Muslim community and the Jewish community are being ‘othered’ and made into the boogeyman by this administration.”
“We cannot — we cannot let Trump and Netanyahu succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us. So I call on all of you to go. The occupation is real. Barring members of Congress from seeing it does not make it go away. We must end it together.”
The press conference by the two congresswomen came after the Israeli government banned the two from the country because of their support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement. Tlaib, 43, later won an appeal from the government to go to the West Bank to see her family but later said she was unwilling to go because of restrictions the government had placed on her.
Israel forbade the trip after learning that Miftah, a group that has published neo-Nazis and expressed support for suicide bombers, was funding it.
Author: John Gage
Source: Washington Examiner: Ilhan Omar claims Trump wants to pit Muslims and Jews against each other