Arguing that those attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) this week have exhibited more anti-Semitism in their attacks on her for a tweet in which the congresswoman criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), lefty radio and podcast host Katie Halper, who is Jewish, went on the air with right-wing firebrand Laura Ingraham on Tuesday night to explain why most of Omar's harshest critics are guilty of a serious "double standard" in which they commit the very offense they frequently accuse others of perpetrating.
"It's very tiresome to have [AIPAC] speak for all Jews and conflate Jewish identity with unquestioning support of Israel, which is an anti-Semitic trope in itself," said Halper, host of The Katie Halper Show.
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Following the interview, Halper assembled a short video of the exchange, which she posted online. Watch:
"Jews like me are tired of @AIPAC claiming to speak for all Jews & conflating Jewish identity w/ unquestioning support of Israel, which is an antiSemitic trope." Me, telling Fox that criticism of Israel isn't anti-semitism & that @IlhanMN's critics are antisemites & Islamophobes pic.twitter.com/c8EggSmHQ5
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) February 13, 2019