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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets again on Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) weeks after their speech as anti-Semitic controversy triggered.
“Take it from this Benjamin: It’s not about the Benjamins!” Netanyahu told the Washington conference via satellite, in response to a tweet Omar booked in February.
Omar drew the condemnation from members of both parties in the last month after she suggested in the tweet that AIPAC has to pay to members of Congress, the support of Israel. She later apologized for the tweet and for the other comments — but also on what they as “the problematic role of lobbyists in our policy.”
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The Minnesota Democrat, responded on Tuesday to Netanyahu in a tweet: “from a man on charges of bribery and other crimes in three separate public corruption matters. Next!”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets again on Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Getty, File)
Weeks before the elections in Israel, Netanyahu’s poll numbers have dropped since the announcement of a pending indictment on corruption charges.
“It’s because America and Israel share a love of freedom and democracy. It is because we value individual rights and the rule of law,” Netanyahu told AIPAC, as reported by USA Today.
Netanyahu short a visit to the USA, and hurried to cut back to Israel on Tuesday dealing with the military response to Palestinian militants firing missiles at Israel this week.
Netanyahu on Monday visited the White house, where President Trump signed a proclamation, recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan heights, which Israel occupied in 1967 and unilaterally annexed in 1981.
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The document reverses more than a half-century of U.S. policy.
Trump had said the preview of the parade last week that it is time for the United States, including the step of, after 52 years of Israeli control over the strategic highlands on the border with Syria.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.