Congresswoman Democrat Ilhan Omar, speaking at the Council on American-Islamic relations (CAIR) in Los Angeles, offered to «make noise» against the discrimination of Muslims in the United States. «Make noise, make them feel uncomfortable — the words Omar Press-Enterprise of Riverside. Because the truth is this: for too long we have been forced to live as second-class citizens, and I’m tired of it. <…> The Muslims are told not to draw attention to himself, not to cast the votes to behave as «good Muslims». But no matter how we tried to be good neighbors, others are always trying to deprive us of our civil rights.»
At least a thousand protesters gathered under the walls of the Council, holding in hands portraits of trump, Israeli and American flags and posters depicting Omar next to a swastika.
All this is happening against the background of the visit to Washington of the Prime Minister of Israel signing a trump Declaration on the recognition of the Golan heights, Israeli territory and joint statements about the strong Alliance the U.S. and Israel.
However, the performance of Ilhan Omar in Los Angeles was not the only scandal that accompanied the us-Israeli relations in the days of Netanyahu’s visit. At a solemn meeting of the Committee on public relations of Israel (AIPAC) in Washington was a significant figure of the Democratic party of the United States.
Vice-President Mike Pence, speaking at the meeting drew special attention to this, noting that there were no key democratic presidential candidates: «anyone who aspires to the highest office in the US should not fear to support the strongest supporters of Israel in America.»
Last week announced that the conference will not be present Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’rourke. They motivated their decision by solidarity with the liberal group MoveOn boycotting this event because of the position of AIPAC against Iranian nuclear deal and alleged «anti-Muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric.»
«It’s amazing to think that the party of Harry Truman, who did so much to create the state of Israel, pushes people who promote anti-Semitic rhetoric and try to undermine broad American consensus of support for Israel, said in his speech Pens. — The party that was home to so many American Jews today are unable to vote for the resolution and unequivocal condemnation of anti-Semitism».