Jefferson Morley | March 12, 2019
Time for Dueling Democrats to Make a Truce Over Rep. Omar
Brad Lander, member of the New York City Council, wants to end the civil war in the Democratic Party over comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar that some find anti-semitic or insensitive.
(Listen to the full context Omar’s remarks here.)
“We Can’t Let Right Wing Hypocrites Weaponize Anti-Semitism,” Lander writes in Buzzfeed News.
The basic terms of this peace deal are pretty simple. Progressive Zionists like me must do more to oppose the Occupation, criticize Israel over violations of Palestinian human rights, and call out Islamophobia. Sharper critics of Israel must get more vigilant about combating anti-Semitism, and make more room on the left for those who support Israel’s right to exist.