Donald Johnson makes a good point. Frankly though, I don't like a headline that says "Ilhan Omar was wrong. I think she was certainly more right than wrong.
First of all, Twitter certainly isn't the right medium to explore all the nuances of an argument.
Secondly, the argument was really about politicians, and I think there the money is probably more important than the racism, and as many polls show the politicians are much more anti-Palestinian than the general public.
And lastly, the Zionist lobby spends huge amounts of money to stoke racism by defaming Palestinians. Certainly, the anti-Palestinian racism in the USA is largely the result of the Israel lobby' propaganda efforts and its faithful repetition by the MSM.
Finally, Leonhardt is rapidly losing me. I think his economic analysis is very good, but in the last two weeks he has struck out twice. First by repeating all the anti-Semitism slanders against Corbyn, and now with his attack on Omar. It's one thing to point out that she did not tell the whole truth (how many tweets do?), and quite another to call her action anti-semitic. The latter puts him squarely in the camp of the Zionist slanderers.
@Misterioso - I love your posts - packed with essential information. But never underestimate the craven submission of American politicians to the Lobby. Here is a my ecent FB post on this subject:
"Although Senators Feinstein and Sanders recently spoke out against the anti-Israel Boycott Act and Sen. Gillibrand withdrew her sponsorship early on, the 2019 Senate will still have 10 Democratic co-sponsors of this unconstitutional, anti-free-speech legislation Here is the list of shame: Cory Booker, Chris Coons, US Senator Ron Wyden, Senator Joe Manchin III, Senator Maggie Hassan, Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Maria Cantwell, Senator Gary Peters, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Bob Menendez for NJ
Most of them have long been co-sponsor, but special mention should go to Cory Booker who signed on after the 2018 mid-term elections. If he thinks it will help his presidential ambitions he should consider the fates of Heidi Heitkamp, Claire McCaskill, Joe Donelly, and Bill Nelson all of whom supported this bad bill and lost their Senate seats anyway."