Ilhan Omar Says U.S. Should Call Out Israel Like Iran, 'Chuckles' When Israel 'Upheld as a Democracy' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Ilhan Omar Says U.S. Should Call Out Israel Like Iran, 'Chuckles' When Israel 'Upheld as a Democracy'

Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar compared Israel to Iran during an interview on Tuesday with Zainab Salbi on Yahoo News' "Through Her Eyes." Omar added that she "chuckles" when Israel is upheld as a democracy in the Middle East given last year's passage of the nation-state law defining Israel as a Jewish state.

Omar was roundly criticized for a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel has “hypnotized” the world. “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,” the tweet read, which she has recently apologized for.

Omar, one of only two members of Congress to openly support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, serves as a member of the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Comittee.

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