Netanyahu took aim at Omar in his speech, saying: "From this Benjamin - it's not all about the Benjamins", in reference to U.S. support for Israel which Omar had highlighted in a tweet last month.
The lawmaker faced widespread attacks last month after she said the pro-Israel lobby pushes for "allegiance" to a foreign nation and suggesting that support for Israel in Washington is driven by financial contributions to U.S. politicians. "I think that's a misinterpretation against her", Ali Muse, a Somali-American, told VOA. She was not, in fact, throwing out accusations of dual loyalty against Jewish figures in America, but protesting the forces that demanded that she express allegiance to Israel as an American elected official. He suggested that they are not only criticizing Israeli policies, regardless of what they say, but rather "spew venom" against Jewish people who they accuse of being disloyal and too influential.
Netanyahu had cut short his visit to Washington on Monday after rocket attacks near Tel Aviv hit a home, injuring seven Israelis. While some in the House sought a resolution targeted specifically at anti-Semitism, the chamber passed a broader anti-hate measure.
But his party has fed the narrative after House Democrats stumbled in responding to comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who so far this year has said lawmakers who support Israel were bought by AIPAC and that Jewish lawmakers hold dual loyalty - both classic anti-Semitic tropes.
In a tweet in February, Omar wrote the song lyric, "It's all about the Benjamins, baby", and she later suggested that money from AIPAC drove US politicians to support Israel.
Before Netanyahu spoke, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman also invoked Omar, telling the crowd that it would always do what is needed to defend Israel. She drew condemnation in February, even from fellow Democrats, after she implied that Jewish politicians in the USA were bought.
Several top Republicans have also recently accused Democrats of showing dwindling support for Israel - a strategy that analyst say aims to exploit divisions within the party ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. "We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work", the group said on Twitter.
"Time is urgent! When news broke last week of her shameful anti-Semitic messaging, President Trump called for her to resign from her congressional seat". But he says Omar's comments are particularly risky in a growing atmosphere of anti-Semitism. To state the obvious, AIPAC is not the same thing as Israel.
Amid a pressure campaign from progressive groups, a number of Democratic presidential candidates didn't attend the three-day conference.
Democratic Representative Eliot Engel, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, said he welcomes policy debate but that it was "deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens due to their political views, including the U.S. -Israel relationship".
Pelosi also condemned calls to impose sanctions on Israel by calling the proposal a bigoted ideology that's masquerading as policy.
Trump has been investigated for nearly two years, following suspicions that he or his team had improper ties to Moscow. Trump maintained Wednesday that there was "no collusion" between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation .
He added: "Thank you President Trump!" Angering Palestinians and drawing worldwide concern, Trump broke with decades of U.S. But little more than a statement from the president or secretary of state is necessary to secure the major US policy shift.
The cruise ship was travelling from Tromso to Stavanger when it hit trouble in a stretch of waters that are notoriously unsafe . The tugboats, one in front of the ship and the other behind it, were towing at a speed of 7 knots (13 kilometres per hour).
And Stephen Lynch, the MA congressman, suggested investigations of Trump could continue well beyond Mueller's purview. Attorney John Huber to review a range of Republican grievances, including concerns about the FISA warrant.
He said the arrest of Nirav Modi only "prove" that the country is in safe hands under the leadership of the prime minister. While applying for the bail, Nirav Modi told the Westminster Court, "I have demonstrated keenness to fully cooperate".
Meanwhile, The New York Times is also reporting that Abrams is being considered as an early choice for running mate, with Sen. Biden served as vice president from 2009 to 2017 under former President Barack Obama.
In a Comres survey in the Telegraph , almost half of respondents said Britain would ultimately thrive if it left without a deal. Her foreign minister, Heiko Maas, said: "If more time is needed, it's always better to do another round than a no-deal Brexit".
The US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of NY declined to confirm or deny the investigation's existence. Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and two state agencies in NY .
This scoreline will give them plenty of confidence, but the hat-trick will have done Sterling the world of good. Manchester United have joined the race to land Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer.
The news comes following Trump's tweet that the USA could recognise the contested Golan Heights region as a part of Israel. Netanyahu is to be in Washington for two days next week - two weeks before Israel's April 9 ballot.
The city traffic is now closed on both sides between CST junction and JJ flyover till further orders, said a police official. Incidentally, the bridge, built in 1971, had also cleared the railway's safety audit just months earlier .
The Argentine International added another goal before the half time to take a two-goal cushion into the second half. The win helped Barcelona extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table by another three points.
O'Rourke said that Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey is proof that he may have obstructed justice. Some have said the dog's sad appearance is a reflection of O'Rourke's politics or how he would be as president.
After the update, the system will rely on data from more than one sensor before it automatically pushes the plane's nose lower. On the Lion Air crash , it was discovered that the system pushed the nose of the plane down a number of times before impact.
They'll switch back into spring training mode before the Major League Baseball campaign resumes with all 30 clubs on March 28. Suzuki, who was set to hold a post-game press conference, went 0-for-4, with the applause growing in intensity each time up.
The Syracuse basketball squad and the Baylor Bears will square off LATE tonight (9:57 p.m. tip-off expected on the east coast). Howard also led the team with 1.5 steals per game playing atop coach Jim Boeheim's vaunted 2-3 zone defense.
Maybe the Cardinals would have a prayer against Duke since they've already come close to upsetting the best team in the country. Virginia is the team that made history last season by becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose in the first round.
The news came after he had visited with Dallas and he will fill a void with the departure of slot receiver Cole Beasley . The Cowboys got even younger and guys who weren't on the team the previous year became significant contributors.
The Justice Department has given signals in recent weeks that after 22 months, Mueller is nearing completion of his work. Once the investigation concludes, Mueller will submit a written report to Barr, who will then need to brief Congress.
Before the feature rolled out, Steam Link only allowed gamers to stream within a local network in their homes. Now, you should be able to connect to your PC that hosts your Steam library through your Android app.
The Federal Aviation Administration also backed the jet's airworthiness and said it was reviewing all available data. A Max 8 jet operated by Lion Airlines crashed in Indonesia in October 2018, killing 189 people .