It’s not clear what you are trying to say. You seem to get my point that there are lots of lobbyists giving money to candidates who support their views. But somehow when the money comes from Jews, you think it’s ok to say, “ it’s all about the Benjamins”? That’s anti-Semitic hate speech — call it for what it is. It’s also insulting to the large majority of the American people who support close ties with Israel as countries with shared democratic values, civil liberties, art, and tolerant mixed cultures. Many also see the realpolitik value of an alliance with Israel. It’s less about the Benjamins with Israel than it is with Saudi Arabia or Egypt or Pakistan or Turkey.

Finally, you may be trying to make some argument about whether America and Israel should be allied, but Omar framed it as a question of allegiance. In a country where everybody but the Native Americans comes from somewhere else, that questioning of Jewish allegiance is anti-Semitic.

Basically it comes down to this. She’s not so much arguing against close ties with Israel as she is using Israel as a pretext to bring up anti-Semitic slurs. Jews of all persuasions, including you, need to draw a firm line. No matter what Israel does, she doesn’t get to call Jews money-grubbing or disloyal.

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