Senator Ted Cruz blasted the “anti-Semitic left” Sunday for becoming more radical, pointing to anti-Israel remarks made by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and an anti-Semitic cartoon published by the New York Times.
In a tweet, the Texas Republican lamented the fact that the House recently failed to pass an resolution that singled out anti-Semitism specifically for condemnation following Omar’s remarks and called on “responsible” Democrats to say “enough is enough.”
“The anti-Semitic Left—whether @IlhanMN repeated anti-Israel slurs or @nytimes apologizing for Hamas terrorists (eg, on 3/14/18) & running racist cartoons—is getting worse. And the House can’t even pass an anti-Semitism resolution. Responsible Dems need to say Enough is Enough,” Cruz tweeted.
Cruz retweeted a post by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach lambasting the New York Times for publishing a “vile, disgusting” anti-Semitic cartoon last Thursday.
“The @nytimes ad was one step short of ‘Der Sturmer.’ One of the most vile, disgusting, nauseating cartoons of Jews since the holocaust,” Boteach tweeted.
The cartoon, published in Thursday’s print edition, featured a blind, Jewish President Donald Trump with a skullcap on his head being lead by a guide dog with the face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a Jewish star of David around its neck.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) called it a “grotesquely anti-Semitic” cartoon, and called on the newspaper to make good on its promise to make “significant changes.”