Some Initial Considerations on Ihlan Omar, the Palestinians, and Anti-Semitism


Jul 1, 2019

Omar’s comments and the controversy that ensued served to muddy the waters still further and to allow those who wish to tar all defenders of the Palestinian cause with the brush of anti-Semitism to continue to do so. I am prepared to accept that Ihlan Omar is not personally anti-Semitic. However, there is little doubt in my mind that her tweets and other comments promoted anti-Semitic motifs which I, personally – as both a militant supporter of the Palestinians and a strongly identified Jew – found offensive.


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