The Jewish community is unhappy with MoveOn’s backing for anti-Semitic figures like Rep. Ilhan Omar.
The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) on Tuesday lambasted MoveOn, a public policy organization that advocates progressive ideals, for its endorsement of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
MoveOn’s support of Reps. Omar and Tlaib mark the group’s first endorsement of the 2020 elections. The endorsement comes in the wake of MoveOn’s recent call for the Democratic presidential candidates to boycott American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) policy conference.
In criticizing MoveOn for its endorsement, the NCYI noted that both Omar and Tlaib support the anti-Semitic BDS movement. The international working definition of anti-Semitism, which was adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2016 and is utilized by the US State Department, includes various anti-Israel activities, such as those employed by BDS activists in their quest to de-legitimize the State of Israel.
In addition, the NCYI pointed to the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments made by both freshman lawmakers over the years.
There was MoveOn’s attack on Senator Schumer for opposing Obama’s Iran nuke sellout. “Our country doesn’t need another Joe Lieberman in the Senate.”
Invoking another Jewish politician opposed by the left, in an attack on a Jewish politician for taking the pro-Israel position is ugly.
But MoveOn is ugly and its backing for Rep. Omar is a preexisting condition.