Rep. Betty McCollum Calls Israel Lobby A 'Hate Group' Over Facebook AdRep. Betty McCollum is calling the pro-Israel lobby a “hate group” after it reportedly paid for a Facebook ad linked to a petition that said she and other Democrats in Congress were somehow a “more sinister” a threat to Israel than the Islamic State.
Hated By Trump, Embraced By Omar: What Is The BDS Movement?Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is the face of the controversial BDS movement: Boycott, Divest, and Sanction. It seeks to pressure Israel to end its occupation of the Palestinian West Bank.
Rep. Ilhan Omar: Trump, Netanyahu 'Hiding The Cruel Reality Of The Occupation'Tlaib and Omar are known as supporters of "boycott, divestment and sanctions," or BDS, a Palestinian-led global movement.
Rashida Tlaib Allowed To Visit Relatives But Backs Out Of Visit; Ilhan Omar Still Barred From IsraelWhile Israel said Friday that Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be allowed to visit relatives on the West Bank, she has since backed off plans for a visit, calling the conditions of the Israeli government "oppressive." Meanwhile, Rep. Ilhan Omar remains barred from the country.
Ilhan Omar, MN Jewish Relations Group Decry Israel Gov't Decision To Bar Her EntryIsrael's deputy foreign minister says the government has decided to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen who support the international boycott movement from entering the country.
Ilhan Omar Says Trump 'Fuels Hate Against Muslims' At CAIR BanquetRep. Ilhan Omar continued her criticism of President Donald Trump and Israel while speaking at a banquet over the weekend in California.
Ilhan Omar's Israel Remarks Expose Rift In The Democratic PartyBack in January, the Democrats welcomed their brash young newcomers to Congress with smiles and hugs. That was before the new colleagues dragged the party's simmering divisions over Israel out in the open.
Ilhan Omar's 'Benjamins' Tweet Not A Surprise To Some In MinnesotaAs Ilhan Omar's political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator's home, they hoped to get a better sense of her views while expressing their concerns.
Concerns Over Ilhan Omar’s Statements On Israel BoycottCongresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar’s support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has some in Minnesota’s Jewish community asking questions, as before the election she reportedly called the movement “counteractive” to the goal of a two-state solution.
Minnesotans React To U.S. Embassy Opening In JerusalemWoodbury is about 6,200 miles from Palestine, but both places are home to software manager Sameh Shabaneh.
U.S. Opens New Embassy In Jerusalem, Amid Deadly ProtestsThe relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv has infuriated the Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as a future capital.
Smurfette Removed From Movie Poster In Orthodox Israeli CityIsrael's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women.
Suspect In US Jewish Center Bomb Threats Arrested In IsraelIsraeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case
Trump Accuses Obama Of 'Inflammatory' RoadblocksPresident-elect Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of throwing up "inflammatory" roadblocks during the transition of power and his administration of treating Israel with "total disdain," further straining the veneer of civility between the incoming and outgoing leaders.
4 Things To Know: Israel Settlements, Betty White & MoreThey include a gesture of exasperation at the number of celebrities who died in 2016, and rumblings of a housing slowdown.