Ilhan Omar says she is focused on finding 'solidarity' with her Jewish colleagues after latest backlash

The Minnesota Democrat’s unifying Twitter message came a day after facing backlash from an interview where she said some of her Jewish House Democratic kollegas haven’t been partners in justice.”

Omar on Wednesday seemed to soften her tone following the interview and drew similarities between her experience as a Muslim refugee and that of Jewish Americans escaping persecution. She said she wants to find common bonds with her colleagues becausewhat unites us is so much greater than what divides us.

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Most of my colleagues across Congress may not be refugees themselves, but fleeing war and persecution only to find a refuge in the United States of America—*is* the Jewish-American experience,” Omar said during a long Twitter thread. “This binds us.

In an interview with CNN Tuesday, Omar expressed zero regret for comparing Israel to internationally recognized terrorist organizations Hamas and the Taliban – a remark that was called out by House leadership and condemned by her Jewish Democratic colleagues.

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Omar said during the interview that she did not regret her tweet from earlier this month in which she lumped Israel, die VSA., Hamas, and the Taliban together. When asked if she knows why fellow Democrats – particularly Jewish members of Congress – found previous comments of hers about Israel to be anti-Semitic, Omar accused them of not beingpartners in justicewhile claiming that she herselfknows what it feels like to experience injustice in ways that many of my colleagues don’t.

Following sharp criticism for her comments, Omar on Wednesday went on to laud the efforts of specific Jewish leaders who worked with Black leaders to fight for civil rights. She also praised Jewish groups in her district forreminding us that the Jewish community have always been on the frontlines of social change, even amidst threats to their safety.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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