Ilhan Omar, Israel, Antisemitism and Anti-Muslim Tropes
First off, I welcome Representative Ilhan Omar’s criticism of Israel. It might come as a surprise to many Americans, but many Jews (and Israelis) are critical of Israel. This is hardly new. In fact, one of the most biting critiques of the Jewish state comes from the Israeli left, and some of it comes from this generational sharp turn to the right. This turn came from the immigration of far-right American Jews, like Meir Kahane, that helped push politics towards radicalism.