Omar thinks cold cash, or hypnosis, keeps Congress toeing the Zionist line. Does she lack the political imagination, the information, or a filter on conspiratorial thinking, to see the real reasons for U.S. support for Israel?
Evan Gottesman is the Associate Director of Policy and Communications at Israel Policy Forum. His work has previously been published by The National Interest, The Diplomat, World Policy Journal, The Jerusalem Post, and ETH Zürich's Center for Security Studies.Twitter: @EvanGottesman
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