Ilhan Omar is right about the influence of the Israel lobby | Alex Kotch | Opinion | The Guardian

I was raised Jewish, so while everyone should be deeply concerned about antisemitism, I know the issue affects me personally. If there’s anything I’ve learned about Judaism, it’s that standing up against hate and oppression is about the best thing I can do to honor Jewish history. That’s why I, along with many American Jews, support BDS and unapologetically condemn the current government of Israel for its heinous treatment of Palestinians. J Street, a moderate pro-Israel group that has a Pac that spends a lot of money on politics, is right: we must recognize antisemitic tropes, but “elected officials should also refrain from labeling all criticism of Israeli actions or policies as ‘antisemitic,’ in a transparent effort to silence legitimate discussion and debate”.

Source: Ilhan Omar is right about the influence of the Israel lobby | Alex Kotch | Opinion | The Guardian