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Muslim Democratic Congressional Candidate Calls Israel ‘Apartheid Regime’

Ilhan Omar, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, speaking at a Hillary for Minnesota event at the University of Minnesota, October 2016. (Lorie Shaull/Flickr)

(JTA) — A Somali-American congressional candidate running for the Democratic nomination in Minnesota called Israel  “the apartheid Israeli regime.”

Ilhan Omar’s tweet came in response to accusations that a tweet she wrote in 2012, accusing Israel of “evil doings,” amounts to anti-Semitism.

In an interview with ABC News for a segment titled…