This is nuts.
Anti-Semitic Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted a tweet that claimed Jesus Christ was a “Palestinian.”
Jesus Christ, of course, was born into a Jewish family in Bethlehem.
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Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate and director of Global Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and The New York Times for promulgating the notion that Jesus was a Palestinian.
Omar re-tweeted an April 20 tweet from Omar Suleiman, an adjunct professor for Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University, who said a Palestinian relative told him regarding the “Christian right”: “Don’t they know we’re Christian too? Do they even consider us human? Don’t they know Jesus was a Palestinian?”
Similarly, an April 19 New York Times piece focusing on various depictions of Jesus Christ’s skin color stated, “Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.”
As Pamela Geller pointed out — the name “Palestine” wasn’t even applied to the land of Judea by the Romans until 100 years after Jesus.