A spokeswoman for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has apologized after asking whether the “American-Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel” — a comment condemned by Jewish leaders as anti-Semitic.
“In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one’s country come with painful history,” Belén Sisa, Sanders’ national deputy press secretary, told Politico Tuesday.
“At a time when so many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we need to address these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and I’m committed to doing that in the future.”
Sisa asked the question Sunday in a Facebook thread in which she said that, like Sanders, she stood with Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Muslim, whose own comments about US-Israel policies led to allegations of anti-Semitism against her.
The House later overwhelmingly passed a resolution rebuking bigotry in all its forms, with only 23 conservative Republicans opposing it, that did not mention Omar by name.
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