"What weakens us is, instead of engaging in legitimate debate about policies, someone questions the motives of his or her fellow citizens,"

Hoyer said in a clear shot at Omar, who had questioned the loyalties of U.S. politicians. "So let’s have debates on policy instead of imputing the loyalty of Israel’s supporters."

"I stand with Israel, proudly and unapologetically," Hoyer said. "So when someone accuses American supporters of dual loyalty, I say: accuse me."

Hoyer then blasted the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign that Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) both support and on which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) refuses to take a clear stance.

"When the curtain is pulled back, everyone can see what the [BDS] movement truly is: a front for delegitimizing the Jewish people’s right to self-determination," Hoyer said.

Hoyer took aim at the three anti-Semitic freshman Democrats, saying: "By the way, there are 62 freshman Democrats. Do you hear me? There are 62, not three."


    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer blasts anti-Semitic Democrat Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib at AIPAC: "By the way, there are 62 freshmen Democrats. You hear me? 62, not 3"

    "When someone accuses American supporters of dual loyalty I say accuse me" pic.twitter.com/TXj9rsVjPo
    — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 26, 2019

"Ladies and gentlemen, in recent weeks, we’ve heard a lot about the rise of forces who want to pull America and Israel apart," Netanyahu said. "So I can tell you one thing. I guarantee you this. They will fail. They will fail."

"Those who seek to defame this great organization AIPAC, those who seek to undermine American support for Israel, they must be confronted," Netanyahu continued. "Despite what they claim, they do not merely criticize the policies of Israel’s government. G-d I’m used to that. That happens every five minutes. They do something else. They spew venom that has long been directed at the Jewish people."

"Again, the Jews are cast as a force for evil. Again, the Jews are charged with disloyalty. Again, the Jews are said to have too much influence, too much power, too much money," Netanyahu continued. "The best way to respond to those who hate the Jews is not to bow down to them. It’s to stand up to them."

"So I have a message to all the anti-Semites out there...the Jewish people do not bow down," Netanyahu added. "We stand up. We fight. And we win."

"My friends, ladies and gentlemen, some people will just never get it. They’ll never understand why the vast majority of Americans – Jews and non-Jews alike – support Israel," Netanyahu concluded in the portion of his speech talking about anti-Semitism. "Take it from this Benjamin, it’s not about the Benjamins. The reason the people of America support Israel is not because they want our money, it’s because they share our values."


    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slams anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in his speech to AIPAC. pic.twitter.com/Ayc3N3OHX2
    — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 26, 2019

When Pelosi spoke, she also took shots at Omar: "In our democratic societies, we should welcome legitimate debate about how best to honor our values and to advance our priorities without questioning loyalty or patriotism."

"This month, the full House came together to condemn the anti-Semitic myth of dual loyalty, and all forms of bigotry, with a resolution that 'rejects the perpetuation of anti-Semitic stereotypes in the United States and around the world, including the pernicious myth of dual loyalty and foreign allegiance, especially in the context of support for the United States-Israel alliance,'" Pelosi said. "I simply declare to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country."

Pelosi later took a veiled shot at the three freshmen Democrats when she said that there were "signs" of anti-Semitism "in our own country."

"We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS," Pelosi said.

"Did you know this? It does not recognize — and many of its supporters don't know or explicitly deny — it does not recognize the right of Jewish people to national self-determination," Pelosi continued.


    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasts anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar at AIPAC:

    “I simply declare to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country.”

    “We must also vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy and that includes BDS” pic.twitter.com/w0wTBRAmGN
    — Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 27, 2019

Omar fired back at Pelosi over Pelosi's comments at AIPAC, saying that it was beneath Pelosi to attack her First Amendment rights.

"A condemnation for people that want to exercise their First Amendment rights is beneath any leader, and I hope that we find a better use of language when we are trying to speak as members of Congress that are sworn to protect the Constitution," Omar said.

The Hill reports that "Omar didn't respond and kept walking with an aide when a reporter asked if she thought Pelosi's comments were aimed at her or Tlaib."

Omar also fired back numerous shots at Netanyahu, which are listed below with commentary from editors of media publications, lawyers, and politicians.

Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor at The Jerusalem Post:

    He didn’t mention your name and made one oblique reference in a 12-minute speech. Can I recommend getting over yourself? https://t.co/SKEsDpZzuj
    — Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) March 26, 2019

    I should be sleeping but there is so much nonsense in this thread, so let’s break it down. Netanyahu mentioned Pittsburgh more explicitly than he mentioned you. https://t.co/bBRvmMrXR5
    — Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) March 26, 2019

    Netanyahu enacted a settlement freeze for 10 months. It was Abbas who refused to negotiate. https://t.co/pLSNHNmk3t
    — Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) March 26, 2019

Dov Hikind, Former New York State Democrat Assemblyman:

    Show me where @AdamMilstein called you a “terrorist” you liar!

    You’re so full of BS!

    Player of the Perpetual Victim card! https://t.co/e6TfS92avA
    — Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) March 27, 2019

David Bernstein, law professor at Scalia Law School:

    She's a liar: E.g., Aipac Signs On To Aid for PLO Despite Bombs: Endorses the Stand Of Clinton, Peres Mahler, Jonathan. Forward; New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]12 Apr 1996: 1. https://t.co/owoQMJjQeb
    — David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) March 26, 2019

    She's a Liar (II): Congress Watch: Congress Torn Between Conflicting Israel Lobbies
    Barnes, Lucille. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs; Washington Vol. XIII, Iss. 4, (Dec 31, 1994): 33 (unlike "right-wing" pro-Israel groups, AIPAC supports the peace process).
    — David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) March 26, 2019

    She's a liar, IV: "AIPAC also published 'The Israeli view' by Ambassador Rabinovich emphasizing the responsibility of the U.S. in leading other donor nations to address the dire financial circumstances hampering the Palestinian Authority." MetroWest Jewish News; June 22, 1995.
    — David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) March 26, 2019

    She's a liar, VI: "Israeli prime minister [Peres] was being hailed this week by AIPAC and Clinton as Peres the Peacemaker." Bloomfield, Douglas M. MetroWest Jewish News; East Orange [East Orange]02 May 1996: 5.
    — David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) March 26, 2019

    Don't get me wrong: Oslo was a disaster, one I foolishly supported at the time. But AIPAC was on board, and if @IlhanMN isn't a shameless liar, than she is shamelessly ignorant but chooses to speak out regardless.
    — David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) March 26, 2019

Seth Mandel, Executive Editor of Washington Examiner Mag:

    The line about AIPAC and Oslo is false, and the part about Netanyahu is misleading https://t.co/L2tj0ZDxTi
    — Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 26, 2019

    Netanyahu accepted a 10-month settlement freeze https://t.co/wdsdf1UnpA
    — Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 26, 2019

    The amount of fact-checking Omar requires every time she speaks or tweets about Israel is... well, it's not great Bob.
    — Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 26, 2019

Joel Pollak, Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart:

    This is false. You criticized @AIPAC using antisemitic rhetoric that you later reiterated. Moreover, AIPAC has supported a 2-state solution for decades. And Israel's security IS a guarantee of peace and human rights. Just look how its enemies behave, even toward their own people. https://t.co/Y769CpPvtb
    — Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) March 26, 2019

source: dailywire