Jonathan Spyer Jerusalem Post – 11 Feb 2019
Dear friends in the US. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s views, which you rightly castigate as crudely antisemitic in the old-fashioned and undisguised way, are also entirely mainstream, prosaic and unremarkable in the context of the Muslim and Arab world. That’s the viewpoint that lies behind the ongoing campaign for the destruction of Israel that is also mainstream in that part of the world, the persecution of Christian and other minorities, the repression of women etc.
It now has a foothold in your political mainstream. It tends to bring in all sorts of other garbage that you wont like together with the Jew-hatred so hopefully you’ll find the societal strength to push it back to the outer fringes where it belongs. yours, an ally.