UN ambassador calls for ‘action’ against Ilhan Omar after she is named ‘Anti-Semite of the Year’
Danny Danon, the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, tore into Rep. Ilhan Omar after an advocacy group named her “Antisemite of the Year.”” @StopAntisemites just named Congresswoman Ilhan Omar it’s 2019 Antisemite of the Year,” Danon said Monday on Twitter. “Here is a clear opportunity to prove that all the talk about standing up to #antisemitism is not just an empty promise, but will be followed by action.”
stopantisemitism.org, selected the Minnesota Democrat as its “Antisemite of the Year” for comments accusing Jews of dual loyalty and influence-buying, as well as saying Israel is “hypnotizing the world.” Omar has apologized for some of the comments, but she refused to apologize for her accusation that some U.S. politicians have dual loyalty to Israel.
anon has previously stated that Omar needed to be removed from public office over anti-Semitism. “If you have people that use that kind of language, eventually I think the public need to remove them from office. If you allow them to continue the message, you send to the people that’s OK,” the ambassador said in May. “That’s what happened in the past in other countries, and we should not tolerate it.”