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"In our conversation today, Congresswoman Omar and I agreed that we must use this moment to move forward as we reject anti-Semitism in all forms", Pelosi wrote.

"We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests".

Omar's Sunday tweet was not her first anti-semitic display.

Omar said she had no intention of offending anyone by a tweet over the weekend suggesting that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, was behind the scheme.

And in 2014, after Republican politician Chris Christie apologized for referring to the West Bank and Gaza as "occupied", Abdallah wrote: "Christie kneels down on his knees before the jewish lords and says "I am sorry".

Omar had been criticized by Republicans and Democrats for saying on Twitter that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group, was paying US politicians to support Israel.

"Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar-but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee", Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the second-ranking House Republican, said on Twitter.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, a freshman Democrat from Minnesota, issued an apology on Monday afternoon after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several other leading Democrats accused her of spreading "anti-Semitic tropes".

Omar's statement came on the heels of one from House Democratic leadership calling on Omar to apologize for comments they said included "anti-Semitic tropes".

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The first two Middle East Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, have openly endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

"House Democrat leadership continues to be silent as Americans from both sides of the aisle condemn this rhetoric and pattern of behavior", he charged.

When Tlaib used profanity on the day she was sworn in to threaten the president with impeachment, Pelosi said she has a "generational" aversion to such language, but she's "not in the business of censorship".

AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has formidable financial clout, and it prides itself on its influence in U.S. politics.

Democrats including Chelsea Clinton and Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., and Republicans such as Sen. In fact, Jewish lawmakers in recent weeks have met to discuss what they should do about their new colleagues, who openly criticise Israel and have made insensitive comments about Jews and Jewish Americans.

Omar was roundly criticized for her comments, with AIPAC among those responding. @IlhanMN has avoided meeting with me to discuss why anti-Semitic tropes like these are hurtful to so many Americans. "The GOP House Leader's priorities are warped", he charged.

Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey and Elaine Luria of Virginia are encouraging fellow members to sign onto a letter that would amount to a veiled rebuke of Omar short of a censure on the House floor.

The use of the line, which comes from a 1997 Puff Daddy song, drew immediate criticism online for conjuring long-held stereotypes about Jewish people and money.

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