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Submitted by Jason Schulman on Thu, 07/03/2019 - 21:52

"While Omar critics claim she’s accusing Jews of dual loyalty—a trope that slipped from popular discourse long ago—keep in mind that evangelicals are the far greater majority of Israel-supporting activists. Millions of Christian theocrats who believe that Jews must control Israel to usher in the end of days have massive influence over the GOP in Washington. Christians United for Israel, the manifestation of this line of thinking, is a larger organization than AIPAC by twenty-fold. CUFI has the ear of the conservative movement and in particular Vice President Mike Pence, the keynote speaker at its conference in 2017.

It is no more a trope that wealthy interests want to protect the pre-eminence of Israel in Middle East policy than it is to say that large corporations have an interest in protecting the source of their fortune."

https://newrepublic.com/article/153229/ilhan-omars-victory-political-sa…

And just so everyone knows, she doesn't single out Israel. She's for "Saudi Arabia BDS": https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1052046943369789440

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