Ilhan Omar ‘unequivocally apologises’ for statements condemned as anti-semitic

Ilhan Omar ‘unequivocally apologises’ for statements condemned as anti-semitic

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (File/REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst) Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been battling charges of anti-Semitism for weeks, apologized Monday for insinuating that U.S. support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobbying group — a comment that drew swift and unqualified condemnation from fellow Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes", Omar, a freshman Democrat from Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, said in a statement that she released on Twitter.

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