Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) both reportedly
shared an antisemitic cartoon by an artist who participated in Iran’s
Holocaust denial contest on their respective Instagram accounts on
Friday, according to Forward editor Batya Ungar-Sargon.
Ungar-Sargon noticed that Omar and Tlaib had each shared the image on
their Instagram “stories.” Both were barred from entering Israel
Thursday because of their support for the “boycott, divestment,
sanctions” (BDS) movement. Tlaib then applied for a humanitarian visa so
she could visit her grandmother in a Palestinian village, promising not
to promote boycotts of Israel while traveling there. Her request was
granted, but she then turned down the offer Friday, claiming that Israel
was trying to silence her.
The cartoon Omar and Tlaib reportedly shared shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his hand over Tlaib’s mouth, and U.S. President Donald Trump with his hand over Omar’s mouth. Both leaders are shushing the congresswomen. A Star of David — the symbol of the Jewish faith — appears in the center of the image, implying that Jews are responsible for the act of silencing.