Omar is not criticizing Israel; she is criticizing Jewish Americans. Her previous Twitter comments, where she said, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” illustrate an aggressive form of anti-Semitism as old as the Bible.
There are many Jews and non-Jews who have issues with Israeli policies, dislike Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and question Israel’s approach to peace. Omar’s comments are vastly different. Her tweets and comments are not targeted at Israel. They directly target Jewish Americans, casting doubt on their character and patriotism.