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Ex-Israeli security chief slams Dems for tolerating Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism, claims they are using it to get at Trump


Added 03-14-19 09:29:01am EST - “Freshman Democratic representative Ilhan Omar has come under fire in recent weeks following a flurry of online comments widely deemed anti-Semitic by lawmakers, politicians and Americans alike. While some top Democrats have been quick…” - Foxnews.com

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​Yaakov Peri, the former head of the Israeli security agency Shin Bet and Rep. Ilhan Omar  (Yaakov P)

Freshman Democratic representative Ilhan Omar has come under fire in recent weeks following a flurry of online comments widely deemed anti-Semitic by lawmakers, politicians and Americans alike.

While some top Democrats were quick to condemn her comments and Israel criticism, others have failed to rebuke her slurs – prompting at least one former Israeli security and intelligence chief to question the direction of the Democratic party and its tolerance of the Congressional newcomer from Minnesota’s unchartered turmoil.

“It is something that I am concerned about, listening to such voices and leaders of the Democratic party not condemning them is a concern to Israel, and to every freedom and liberal human being,” Yaakov Peri, 74, the former head of the Israeli security agency Shin Bet and later the Minister of Science & Technology, told Fox News. “These kinds of voices were never heard in the American administrations and it is something that I am concerned about.”

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