Controversial Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has written an article in the Washington Post in which she sets out her views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict following the recent controversial statements in which she has been involved.
“The establishment of Israel 70 years ago was based on the Jewish people’s connection to their historic homeland, as well as the urgency of establishing a nation in the face of the horror of the Holocaust and centuries of anti-Semitic oppression. Many of Israel’s founders were themselves refugees who survived unspeakable horrors,” Omar wrote.
After this, Omar emphasized that “one must consider” that Israel is “also the ancestral homeland of the Palestinians.
She called for the creation of a Palestinian state and said that “without a state, the Palestinian people live in a permanent state of refuge and displacement. This, too, is a refugee crisis and they too deserve freedom and dignity.
Ilhan Omar, a Muslim originally from Somalia, has been involved in several major controversies in recent times. In the past, she has hinted that U.S. aid to Israel is out of economic interest and has even written that Israel “hypnotizes” the world.
In a recent interview, Omar mocked Israeli democracy: “We still defend Israel as a democracy in the Middle East. I almost laugh because I know that if we saw what Israel doe in any other society, we would condemn it. We do it to Iran, we do it to any other place that somehow makes their religion shine,” Omar said in a tweet in the past.
U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for Omar’s resignation from Congress because of her many anti-Semitic remarks.