Category: U.S.

Ilhan Omar, Who Once Called Israel an ‘Apartheid Regime,’ Wins Congressional Primary in Minnesota

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

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ilhan Omar, who once called Israel an “apartheid regime,” but who more recently came out against the boycott Israel movement, handily won the Democratic nomination in a Minneapolis-area congressional district.

Omar, a Somalia-born community activist and representative in the State House, is favored to win…