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Alternative Fact of the Week: America's anti-Semitism watchdog in the White House

Alternative Fact of the Week: America's anti-Semitism watchdog in the White House

Last weekend, a freshman U.S. representative from Minnesota tweeted a comment that was deemed by many (this editorial board included) to be anti-Semitic and for which she later apologized. In a nutshell, she suggested that Israel has undue influence over the United States because of the money it gives politicians. It’s an old trope, this notion of rich Jewish people controlling the world, and newcomer to Congress or not, Rep. Ilhan Omar should have known better. As a Muslim, her words carried added weight. Even her apology on Monday, while “unequivocal,” was seen as a bit skimpy given her attempt to pivot to a condemnation of money in politics — equating AIPAC (the American Israel...

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