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  • Why is Congresswoman Clarke Silent?

    Yesterday evening a new member of congress from Minnesota named Ilhan Omar tweeted a clearly anti-Semitic trope about Jews controlling congress with their money. I personally called the Brooklyn office of congresswoman Yvette Clarke who represents Crown Heights. Written by Yosef HershkopFull Story

    Written by Yosef Hershkop

    Yesterday evening a new member of congress from Minnesota named Ilhan Omar tweeted a clearly anti-Semitic trope about Jews controlling congress with their money (see screenshot below).

    The condemnation of her tweet, and even worse follow up tweets, by her fellow house members started off with a slow trickle lead by two members of the New York State delegation both of whom happen to be Jewish, Republican Lee Zeldin and Democrat Max Rose.

    By early this afternoon at least 23 members of congress including the entire Democratic party leadership had come out with statements condemning her statements.

    I personally called the Brooklyn office of congresswoman Yvette Clarke who represents Crown Heights, her district is one of ten largest Jewish districts in the entire USA. I was directed to her Washington office which gave me the email address of her communications director.

    I emailed the director asking for comment, making it clear that I have a five pm deadline. Well that deadline has come and gone and sadly it seems like our representative has once again let us down.

    This was an easy opportunity for her to be on the correct side of a growing issue. She would not face any pushback, it was a win-win for her and even this she couldn’t get a handle on.

    Update: Adem Bunkeddeko who narrowly lost to Yvette Clarke in the most recent democratic party primaries, messaged us the following statement: “Rep. Omar’s highly offensive use of anti-Semitic tropes has no place in our public discourse. While I appreciate the fact that she has since apologized for her remarks, this is the time for all Americans to stand united against discrimination of any kind.”

    Yosef Hershkop is a resident of Crown Heights Brooklyn. He is a healthcare executive and he’s been an organizer of many pro-Israel rallies and is involved in several Jewish organizations. He can be reached at yosef.hershkop@gmail.com or follow him on twitter at @yossy770.


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    1. INCREDIBLE how you put yourself out there for the good of the community

      Kol Hakavod Yosef!
    2. thank you Yosef for bringing up this important news. It is disappointing and saddening to see representatives from the Democratic party ignoring this growing problem on the left, and especially someone who represents such a large Jewish area!

      יישר כוח
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