The far-left members of the squad are now scrambling to condemn the recent rash of anti-semitic violence sweeping America in the wake of the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.
However, many are now pointing out that the group’s own history of anti-semitic and and Israel rhetoric likely contributed to the violence.
As Fox News reports:
Progressive “Squad” Democrats in the House of Representatives in recent days condemned anti-Semitic attacks in the United States as they also assailed Israel as an alleged “Apartheid” state that is killing children – comments some have said are creating an excuse for pro-Palestinian radicals to violently attack Jews.
The “Squad” members – consisting of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Cori Bush, D-Mo.; and Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y. – all issued statements over the weekend or late last week amid a rush of anti-Semitic attacks in American cities.
“Horrific and unacceptable,” Omar said of an attack at a Los Angeles sushi restaurant. “Nobody should face threats and harassment based on their religion or ethnicity.”
But other members of the small informal caucus issued statements that were more equivocal, mentioning ant-Semitism alongside Islamophobia or couching statements against anti-Semitism with critiques against Israel.
It's so INTERESTING that her anti-Israel tweets that incite antisemitism come from @AOC (more than 12 million followers), while her tweets telling people not to be antisemitic come from @RepAOC (with less than 700k followers). https://t.co/WL8zLiZASL
— Seffi Kogen (@seffikogen) May 21, 2021
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