Why Did Ilhan Omar Retweet About Coronavirus At AIPAC?

Anti-Zionist-not-antisemitic congresswoman Ilhan Omar has retweeted the following:

Given her well-known disdain for AIPAC and her accusation that AIPAC pays off politicians to be pro-Israel, one can surmise that her reason for retweeting this is one or more of the following:

  • Haha, you all had it coming (Divine punishment?)
  • To spread more distrust and hatred towards AIPAC and AIPAC attendees
  • The part about 2/3rds of Congress being there, to reinforce her accusation about AIPAC buying support for Israel

I think we can all agree it was not to wish any of those affected a speedy and full recovery.

Sure, coronavirus is a huge concern and is spreading rapidly. But so is antisemitism – and Ilhan Omar is one of the main carriers.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media