.@Sethrogen asked me what Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar have said for me (and many Jews) to label them anti-Semites. It requires a thread.

It's not just what they've said, but what they've done & believe. It's why they made Simon Wiesenthal Center list of biggest anti-Semites.
Tlaib doesn't believe in Israel's right to exist, quite literally replacing Israel with a post-it note saying "Palestine."

She supports the anti-Semitic BDS movement & when colleagues condemned it, she employed the dual loyalty trope: ‘They forgot what country they represent.’
Tlaib promoted a blood libel smear against Jews. nypost.com/2020/01/29/rep…

She said that Israel "unjustly oppress[es] & target[s] Palestinian children and families. #FreePalestine" after Israel responded to 350 rockets were fired at them by terrorists.
She compared Israel to Nazi Germany, equating her boycott of Israel to anyone who might boycott Nazis.

She also associated with anti-Semites. She proudly posed for a photo with Hezbollah supporter Abbas Hamideh *at her swearing-in ceremony* to Congress. When ADL asked how this happened, she refused to explain.
Skipping a trip to Israel to visit "Palestine," Tlaib (and Omar) partnered with MITFAH. Their website posts blood libel, Jewish media conspiracies (reprinted from a Neo-Nazi website), celebrations of terrorists, and one posts asks "Is Israel the Only Possible Homeland for Jews?"
In a Hanukkah message, Tlaib celebrated by thanking activists for their commitment to "defunding the occupation in Falestine." (This harkens back to that whole Israel-doesn't-have-the-right-to-exist thing she believes.)
Now, let's go to Ilhan Omar -- another supporter of BDS. She loves to play into the anti-Semitic tropes.

After claiming she faced punishment for criticizing Israel, she tweeted "It's all about the Benjamins baby." She singled out AIPAC -- not other lobbyists. Just the Jews.
Omar said “Israel has hypnotized the world” & prayed that people would see the “evil doings of Israel.”

Omar pushed dual loyalty: “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.”
In a campaign ad against her opponent, she singled out three donors -- the Jewish ones. American Jewish Congress condemned it, especially since she's suggested Israel buy's support (sensing a trend?).
When it comes to either of the anti-Semitic congresswomen you'll note, hopefully @Sethrogen, they don't target Israeli policy. They target Israel. And Jews.

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