U.S. lawmaker apologises after House leaders condemn comments as anti-Semitic

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a news conference to call on Congress to cut funding for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar apologised on Monday after party leaders condemned her comments about the pro-Israel lobby in the United States as using anti-Semitic stereotypes. “Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar, who was elected […]

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