What a pathetic mess in Congress around the Ilhan Omar controversy. I can’t be happy that the Dems are getting what they deserve for perpetuating sclerotic leadership — it’s too scary to think they may blow it and hand Trump a second term. The main thing going on here are overly hysterical fears of anti-semitism, particularly because most people know that AIPAC is too powerful and that Israeli occupation is wrong. It’s a hysteria that plays well to Jewish constituents and donors. And yet, and yet, and yet…just what is the problem with “dual loyalties”? I’m in favor of a 2-state solution and made a film about it, but I also feel loyalty to Israel. But also I’m also not above thinking about drone strikes when I heard Ilhan’s previous remark: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” In conclusion: Dems, just shut up and get some decent leadership so we don’t have to have internal and external debates about irresolvable and contentious issues like the Israel-Palestine conflict !