President Trump praised Benjamin Netanyahu from Hanoi, Vietnam, after an announcement of indictments against the Israeli PM for corruption.
WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday took direct aim at freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. over her suggestion that pro-Israel lobbying groups hold undue sway over American policy because of their campaign contributions.
“From this Benjamin: It’s not about the Benjamins!,” Netanyahu said in remarks via satellite to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is holding it’s policy conference in Washington this week.
Netanyahu’s jab was a response to a tweet Omar wrote in February about the influence of AIPAC. “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” she wrote, suggesting lawmakers were beholden to the group because of campaign contributions.
Omar’s comments sparked outrage within her own party and among Republicans, with critics slamming her comment as offensive and relying on anti-Semitic tropes.
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