Donald Trump at the same time contented Israel by moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The “president who, when neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville in front of a synagogue and said + burn it,” said it was the fault of “both sides”, fell lower than ever, “responded the leader of the Democrats in Senate, Chuck Schumer. “His statements demonstrate that the president is only interested in playing politics of the division and not fighting anti-Semitism.”
For Democratic candidate Elaine Luria, Trump’s accusations are unfounded.
“As History and yesterday’s vote (Thursday) overwhelmingly condemns anti-Semitism, there is strong support for Israel and the Jewish faith among Democrats,” she said. AFP.
– “Allegiance to a foreign country” –
Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to sit in the US Congress, denounced last week the fact that some lobbies push to make “allegiance to a foreign country”, in a reference to Aipac, powerful lobby pro-Israel to United States.
Many voices immediately rose to denounce remarks, recalling, according to them, the stereotype on the supposed “double allegiance” of the Jews, who would not be “loyal” to the country where they live.
In response to the controversy, the Democratic leaders had first circulated a resolution centered on anti-Semitism, but elected officials were indignant, saying that Ilhan Omar was particularly targeted because of women, black and Muslim.
The consensus text adopted Thursday by a very large majority condemns anti-Semitism, but also anti-Muslim discrimination, as well as “intolerance against any minority.”