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Why Ilhan Omar Gets Away with Anti-Semitism

Thanks to some nasty comments President Trump made about her last week, the Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has received a fair amount of sympathy from the press, while her autobiography garnered an enthusiastic review in the New York Times. But Omar is used to fawning treatment not only from the news media but also from the world of entertainment, having appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. One hears less about her use of crude stereotypes about Jews, her apologetics for Iran, or her support for the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS)—or of the enthusiastic accolades she has won from such fellow anti-Semites as David Duke. Jonathan Tobin comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, BDS, Media, U.S. Politics

A Senior Saudi Political Figure Takes the Palestinian Leadership to Task

In an extended television interview with an Arab broadcaster, Prince Bandar bin Sultan—who served for twenty years as the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., for a decade as head of the Saudi National Security Council, and two years as intelligence chief—responded forcefully to the Palestinian claim that the Gulf states have, by normalizing relations with Israel, “stabbed the Palestinians in the back.” Defending Saudi devotion to the Palestinian cause, Prince Bandar delivered a lengthy history of his country’s role in the Arab-Israeli conflict, in which he bluntly upbraided Palestinian leaders, and Yasir Arafat above all, for squandering chances at statehood and for their lack of “ethics.” While Bandar’s sentiments can hardly be described as pro-Israel, he asserted that the Palestinian leaders are every bit as responsible as the Jewish state for the plight of their people:

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More about: Israel-Arab relations, Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, Yasir Arafat