Buttegieg Blasts Omar’s Comparison of Israel with Iran: “People like Me Get Strung up in Iran”

Nor, unlike some other presidential hopefuls, has Mr Buttigieg shied away from criticising members of his own party who have been accused of antisemitism and demonising Israel.

Questioned about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s attempt to equate alleged human rights abuses in Israel with Iran, Mr Buttigieg bluntly responded: “People like me get strung up in Iran so the idea that what’s going on is equivalent is just wrong.”

Robert Philpot, “How Jewish donors are beginning to line up behind the presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg“, Jewish Chronicle, August 8, 2019

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